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Installation view of A Quiet Revolution: British Sculpture Since 1965. Image courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Digital Assets Collection and Archives, Buffalo, New York.

A Quiet Revolution: British Sculpture Since 1965

Saturday, February 13, 1988
Sunday, April 10, 1988

1905 Building

A Quiet Revolution: British Sculpture Since 1965 focused on six artists who played a significant role in the evolution of British sculpture since 1965. Barry Flanagan (1941–2009), Richard Long (born 1945), and David Nash (born 1945) are members of the generation of sculptors who emerged in the 1970s within the context of Conceptual and Earth art, and Tony Cragg (born 1949), Richard Deacon (born 1949), and Bill Woodrow (born 1948) are members of a slightly later generation of artists who began to receive critical attention in the 1970s and early 1980s for emphasizing imagery and social commentary.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art jointly organized the exhibition. This exhibition also traveled to the Orange County Museum of Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.

Exhibition Sponsors

The British Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Illinois Arts Council provided funding for the exhibition and publication.

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