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Contemporary Abstraction

Works from the Hood Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection

January 04, 2016, through March 13, 2016
Pat Steir, Red and Red

Pat Steir, Red and Red, 2014, oil on canvas. Purchased through the Florence and LansingPorter Moore 1937 Fund, the Virginia and Preston T. Kelsey ’58 Fund, the William S. Rubin Fund, and through a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hazen, byexchange; 2014.59.

Katherine Porter, An Architecture of Love

Katherine Porter, An Architecture of Love, 2001, oil on canvas. Purchased through the Robert J. Strasenburgh, II 1942 Fund, the Claire and Richard P.Morse 1953 Fund, and the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund; 2014.5.

Contemporary Abstraction installed at the Hood Museum of Art

Contemporary Abstraction installed at the Hood Museum of Art. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

Students in the Images and ArtStart programs

Students in the Hood’s Images and ArtStart programs create their own abstract compositions in the exhibition Contemporary Abstraction. Photo by Alison Palizzolo.

This exhibition features paintings by both American and Indigenous Australian artists and reveals the strength of the Hood’s contemporary holdings, including a selection of recent acquisitions with new work by Pat Steir, Colleen Randall, and Brenda Garand.
This exhibition was organized by the Hood Museum of Art and generously supported by the William Chase Grant 1919 Memorial Fund.
Curated by Katherine W. Hart, Senior Curator of Collections and Barbara C. & Harvey P. Hood 1918 Curator of Academic Programming / Nicole S. Williams, Exhibitions Coordinator

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