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The Legacy of Abstraction: Late 20th Century Paintings

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Root Hall
Open Through February 11, 2018

Focused primarily on artists with strong Florida ties, this exhibition of large-scale contemporary paintings from the collection pays testament to the lasting legacy of mid-twentieth century American and European Abstraction. Postwar artists such as Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, and the later Anselm Kiefer - to name only a few - brought non-representational art into the mainstream. Due to their influence - as well as many others within the Abstract Art movement - geometry, texture, spontaneous painted gestures and dramatic color juxtapositions would dominate art in the latter half of the twentieth century. The artists on view in this installation owe a debt in no small measure to the lasting impact of the giants of Modernist Abstraction.