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16 Americans at MoMA

At the end of 1958 a seminal (or infamous, depending on who was asked) exhibition was mounted at the MoMA in New York. Sixteen new artists were featured, each hand-picked by MoMa curator Dorothy Canning Miller. A few days after the opening, a letter arrived at the museum penned by John Canaday, the New York Times critic, who famously said: "For my money, these are the sixteen artists most slated for oblivion." Artists targeted so dismissively included Louise Nevelson, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Ellsworth Kelly and Frank Stella. As we will learn in this lecture, other artists featured did not achieve as much fame and recognition later on, but were also instrumental in bringing new life and ideas in the post-abstract expressionist art world.

Required:Osher Spring 2019 Membership
Date(s) and time(s):Thu., Jan. 31, 10 a.m.-noon
Location:Yanke Family Research Park-Boise State University
Instructor:Dario Bollacasa

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