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Introducing Abstract Expressionism: The American Movement

April 4, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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David Brashear, Director of the Muscarelle Museum of Art, will set the stage for our spring Muscarelle Explorations series, Modern Masters at the Margins.

As the United States worked its way through the Great Depression, an artistic energy was developed in New York, in part driven by the WPA’s public art program. A group of artists, working both uptown and downtown, began to move away from representational art and focus their efforts on new approaches to abstraction. Some were more established, and some were relative newcomers. Some were older, and some were younger. Many were men, but some were women — and people at the margins were part of the artistic conversation.  In this session, we will set the groundwork for our spring lecture series, Modern Masters at the Margins, by identifying the players who changed the world of art and moved its international locus from Paris to New York.

A wine and cheese reception will follow this lecture.

This event will take place in Tucker Hall Theater (127A).

GEORGE MORRISON | American (Ojibwe), 1919 – 2000 | Untitled, 1957 | Gouache and acrylic on paper | © Estate of George Morrison / Briand Morrison and acquired with funds from the Board of Visitors Muscarelle Museum of Art Endowment | 2022.038


April 4, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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David Brashear, Museum Director


Tucker Hall, Tucker Theater
350 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States
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