1960s: A Survey of the Decade

Jul 14, 1pm - 5pm

1960s: A Survey of the Decade photo

Exhibition opens today and continues through February 19, 2019.

Drawn from the museum’s collection, this exhibition highlights various art styles and social issues that emerged in America during the turbulent decade of the 1960s. Paintings by figurative artists such as Philip Pearlstein and Alex Katz will hang alongside abstract compositions by Raymond Parker, Larry Rivers, and Al Held. Conceptualist works by Shusaku Arakawa and Lee Lozano will serve as counterpoints to Robert Rauschenberg’s socio-political painting, Straw-Boss. The museum will also display works on paper and sculpture by many of the leading artists of that time. Boisterous prints by Robert Stanley, printed in bright colors on Day-Glo paper, glorify some of the important musical icons of the decade: the Beatles, James Brown, Dionne Warwick, the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, and the Shirelles. More

Organized by Elaine D. Gustafson, Curator of Collections.

This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the campus-wide initiative 1960s: Exploring the Limits.

Image: Robert Stanley, James Brown (detail), 1965, screenprints on Color-aid paper, 24 x 18 in. each. Weatherspoon Art Museum; Museum purchase with funds from the Benefactors Fund, 1965.

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