American Art: 1960 - Present Selections from the Permanent Collection

  • Jan 23, 2005 – Jul 3, 2005
Installation view: Weatherspoon Art Museum, 2005.

This exhibition is the second part of a year-long survey of American art focusing upon new and different kinds of expression. It includes approximately forty paintings, drawings, and sculpture that address pop culture, identity, and politics. Contemporary artists continue to seek out unique forms, methods, and materials as they redefine what art can be. While many work at the edges of form and content, others continue to push more traditional approaches to painting, sculpture, and other media. The resulting complexity of the art world today may at times seem confusing, but it offers a richness and diversity never seen before.

To help our visitors enjoy the show and support their experience, American Art: 1960 – Present is accompanied by a free, full-color brochure funded by the F.M. Kirby Foundation.

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