The Legacy of Abstraction: Late 20th Century Paintings

The Legacy of Abstraction: Late 20th Century Paintings

Root Hall
Open Through February 9, 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.


2022 Exhibit Sponsors
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.