September 25 - December 12, 2020
Sara May Love Gallery
The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum chronicles 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 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, Ilya Bolowsky, Ed Clark, Stuart Davis, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Gilliam, Hans Hofmann, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Theordoros Stamos, and Andy Warhol. Curated from the esteemed collections of Anderson Brickler Gallery, Art Bridges Foundation, Harn Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, and the Florida State University Museum of Fine Art, this exhibition will highlight a portion of often misunderstood American art history.