Minimal and More

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In 1996, the Rose Art Museum presented a landmark exhibition entitled More Than Minimal: Feminism and Abstraction in the ‘70s.  The show brought together work by 11 women artists whose commitments as feminists coexisted with the strong influence of the 1960s artistic movement, Minimalism. Primarily the work of male artists, Minimalist art is characterized by simple geometric forms and industrially fabricated materials, as well as an emphasis on the viewer’s perception of and movement through space.


This exhibition presents '70s sculptures from the Rose's permanent collection by artists included in More than Minimal – Jackie Ferrara, Mary Miss, and Jackie Winsor - alongside sculptures by four male artists whose work represents the archetype of Minimalist art in the ‘60s: Carl Andre, Anthony Caro, Donald Judd, and Robert Morris.

Minimal and More is on view in the Lower Rose Gallery from September 17, 2013 - December 15, 2013.  

Marry Miss, Stake Fence, 1970.  Courtesy of Mary Miss.