Barnett Newman: The Late Work Public Forum

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Menil Collection says
Barnett Newman’s late work was also its most experimental. Refining the artist’s signature language of narrow lines traversing planes of color, Newman’s canvases from the years 1965-1970 reflected – on an epic scale – an increased uniformity in the application of paint and a heightened luminosity in color. The artist’s experiments with new media and his technical innovations are the focus of the evening’s four speakers: Sarah Rich, Associate Professor of Art History, Pennsylvania State University; Brad Epley, Chief Conservator, Menil Collection; David Diao, Artist; and Richard Shiff, Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art, Director, Center for the Study of Modernism, The University of Texas at Austin.

In individual presentations, each will report and ruminate on the most recent research into Newman’s late work, expanding our appreciation of its creation.

Barnett Newman: The Late Work is on view through August 2, 2015. The exhibition examines a selection of the extraordinary paintings that the artist produced from 1965 through 1970.

Held in Menil Foyer. Free and Open to the Public.
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By: Menil Collection

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