The Fullness of Color: 1960s Painting
January 22 @ 10:00 am - August 2 @ 5:30 pm
Suggested Ages: All Ages, Adult Friendly
In the 1960s a group of avant-garde painters began to push abstraction in new directions, leading to the emergence of several
Paintings with bold colors and geometric forms chart the varied and complex courses nonrepresentational art followed in the 1960s and into the 1970s. TAke inspiration for at-home painting from divergent styles of avant-garde artists – Helen Frankenthaler applied thinned acrylic washes to the unprimed cotton canvas; Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and Jules Olitski methodically poured, soaked, or sprayed paint onto canvases; Alma Thomas adeptly applied color theory while using expressive marks and others produced precise, geometric compositions.
The striking Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda is reason enough to visit this landmark museum, and exciting, well-designed exhibits and kids’ programs make this a family-friendly setting for contemporary and modern art.
Explore the themes and materials seen in the works on view at a drop-in studio art-making program. Led by great teachers and friendly teen volunteers, fun for all ages (including grown ups). Stick around for more art-making in drop-in Open Studios.
Children ages 2-4 years old and their parent/guardian hear a short story, explore one or two works of art in the galleries, and then make a work of art in the studio. One of our favorite preschool programs. Register in advance; slots fill up quickly.
The second Sunday of every month, head to the Guggenheim for family-oriented tours that incorporate conversation and creative hands-on gallery activities. Tours are organized around a single theme and highlight artworks on view from the permanent collection and special exhibitions (plus some discussion of the museum’s amazing architecture). Engaging and…
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