Hofmann to Warhol: Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art in America
The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum will chronicle the story of America’s journey from its first major art movement, Abstract Expressionism, begun in the 1940s, to the viral Pop Art explosion in the 1960s; a dramatic and literal dramatic shift in the fine art world away from the individual’s artistic expression to a concentration on mass culture and the media perspective.
This exhibition includes artists whose work is the epitome of these movements such as Josef Albers, Robert Anuszkiewicz, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Gilliam, Hans Hofmann, Joan Mitchell, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol.
This exhibition is curated by Angie Barry, from the esteemed collections of the Harn Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, the Art Bridges Foundation, and the Florida State University Museum of Fine Art.
Image right top: Hans Hofmann , Untitled c.1946, Oil on paper, 30 × 36 in., Lent courtesy of the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida; Gift of Larry and Marita Jacobs. With permission of the Renate, Hans & Maria Hofmann Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Image right bottom: Andy Warhol, Jimmy Carter II, 1977, screen print on Strathmore Bristol Paper 39 3/8 x 29 3/8 inches, On loan courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University Extra, out of the edition. Designated for research and educational purposes only. © 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York