89.1 WEMU
  • University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor
  • February 22, 2020 to
    October 25, 2020
  • Category: Art and Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • February 22, 2020 to
    October 25, 2020
  • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Free


Event Description

Helen Frankenthaler, Sunset Corner, 1969, acrylic on canvas. UMMA, Museum purchase, 1973/1.813 © Helen Fr

The notion that abstraction was a purely formal and American art form, concerned only with timeless themes disconnected from the present, was met with increased skepticism in the midst of the political and cultural upheavals of the 1960s and 70s. "Kaleidoscope," UMMA’s third and final edition of this exhibition series, examines the constantly changing practices of local Detroit artists, women artists, and artists of color as they actively embraced abstraction’s possibilities. Their strategies dramatically transformed the practice of abstraction in a shifting American political landscape.

Event presented by:

  • University of Michigan Museum of Art
  • umma-press@umich.edu