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The Art of Will Barnet: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Jan
12
to Mar 10

The Art of Will Barnet: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Will Barnet (1911-2012) was an American original. While he may not be a household name today, his nine-decade influence as an artist, teacher, and exemplar of inimitable American modernism was profound. With more than 80 one-man exhibitions at major institutions like the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney, and the Guggenheim and a body of work that, despite its stylistic variety, is always recognizably his own, Barnet achieved wide acclaim during his lifetime. In this installation of 22 recently gifted and loaned works by Barnet from the permanent collection, we can begin to see why.

Indeed, Barnet forged a unique path through 20th century art history. At once a dedicated realist and figurative artist when pure abstraction was the norm and an experimenter in abstraction when other artists renewed their interest in representation, Barnet defied expectations about how modern artists should produce art, refusing to bend to the whims of any contemporary trends. 

 

 

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Life as Art: Wood and Fiber Art From the Permanent Collection
Dec
17
to Apr 23

Life as Art: Wood and Fiber Art From the Permanent Collection

Life as Art is an exhibition of artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection that are composed of wood or fiber materials. Included among the objects in this exhibition are contemporary works by Holly Hambrick, Margaret Steward, and Charles Parkhill, a set of Chinese nesting tables, Pre-Columbian textiles, and works from southern Africa.

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