The Fact of the Matter: Unusual Materials in Permanent Collection Artworks

September 9, 2006 – January 7, 2007

Ledger and Murray Galleries

Since the advent of Dada and Cubism, American and European artists have continued to expand the objects and substances from which artworks can be created. As technologies and ideas grow, the list of materials has followed. This exhibition includes works that are composed entirely or in part by materials such as terrazzo, resin, basalt, palm flower stalks, rhinestones, fossils, and cast rubber.