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Arp to Reinhardt: Rose Geometries
Ellsworth Kelly
“Arp to Reinhardt: Rose Geometries” is an exhibition featuring important artworks from the Rose’s extensive modern and contemporary art collection. Curated by Adelina Jedrzejczak, Ann Tanenbaum '66 Assistant Curator at the Rose, the exhibition investigates geometrical abstraction’s coming to prominence in American art of the 1950s and 60s. This is accomplished by looking at ways it’s rooted in European art of the 1920s and 30s, exploring its reaction to the emotionality of Abstract Expressionism and the relationship with Minimalism and influence over later art. Centered on two paintings by Ellsworth Kelly – Yellow Curves (1954) and Blue White (1962) – the exhibition includes works by Jean Arp, Josef Albers Leon Polk Smith, Mary Heilmann, Brice Marden, Robert Mangold, Al Held and Ad Reinhardt.

The Mildred S. Lee Gallery
January 23 - April 13, 2008

Image Credit: Ellsworth Kelly, Blue White, 1962, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, © Ellsworth Kelly, Gevirtz-Mnuchin Purchase Fund.