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Lecture

Abstract Expressionism: Gesture and Color Field Painting

5,000 Years of Contemporary Art Lecture Series

Saturday, December 11, 2010, 11:15 am

FREE for Gallery Members / $10 for non-members
Auditorium

With Associate Curator of Education Nancy Spector

Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Robert Motherwell, and their colleagues developed a new, distinctly American style of painting, helping shift the center of the international art world from Paris to New York. After the devastation of World War II, their large, bold paintings expressed a new, inner reality in response to the increasingly unpredictable and changing world.

The 5,000 Years of Contemporary Art Lecture Series continues through March 12, 2011. Throughout the series, Curator of Education Mariann Smith, Associate Curator of Education Nancy Spector, and guest speakers will use the Gallery’s Collection and other selected works to tell the story of art from ancient times through today.

Doors for all lectures open at 11 am.