American Art: 1960 to the Present - Works from the Permanent Collection

  • Mar 5, 2006 – Jun 25, 2006
Installation view: Weatherspoon Art Museum, 2006.

American Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection, 1960-Present features a wide variety of styles, subject matter and themes. This show is the second part of a year-long survey of American art from 1900 to the present (last fall, the Museum presented works of art made between 1900-1960).

The current show features approximately forty paintings, drawings, and sculpture that address topics including pop culture, identity, politics, and new ways of making art. While the first half of the American art survey contained mostly traditional painting and sculpture, this second half brings out new and different kinds of expression. Many contemporary artists seek out unique forms, methods, and materials as they continue to redefine what art can be. While many work at the edges of art, 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 to support their experience, American Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection is accompanied by a free, full-color, tri-fold brochure that serves as a guide.

We have six galleries located on the first and second levels of the museum, view our gallery map.