Ellsworth Kelly, American, 1923 - 2015



Lithograph on Rives BFK paper


Sheet: 14 × 28 1/2 in. (35.6 × 72.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W' 18 Fund



Place Made: United States, North America


21st century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed and numbered (32/45), in graphite.


The light that filters through the windows in this exhibition often commands a large presence in the piece. Ellsworth Kelly explored abstracting the interaction between light and windows in many works throughout his career. Here, he takes the abstraction further—suggesting the form of a window through shape alone. Instead of a view through to inside, Kelly gives us opaque color.

After you leave the museum, walk down to the Maffei Arts Plaza to see the public art version of this piece. How does your experience of the panels change when they are on the side of a building? Affected by weather? Closer to occupying the space that real windows are often found?

From the 2023 exhibition A Space for Dialogue 113, On View: Windows in Art, curated by Leigh Smith '23, Erbe Intern

Course History

Music 3.07, The Minimalist Impulse, Victoria Aschheim - OPEN HOURS, Winter 2023

Music 3.07, The Minimalist Impulse, Victoria Aschheim - OPEN HOURS 1, Winter 2023

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 113, On View: Windows in Art, Leigh Smith '23, Erbe Intern, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 1 - August 12, 2023.

Six Prints by Ellsworth Kelly, Cahiers d’Art Gallery, 14 Rue du Dragon, Paris, December 2012-January 2013.


Cahiera d'Art, Paris, France; sold to present collection, 2013.

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