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Exhibition – Color Fields: 1960s Bennington Modernism

June 29, 2019

Exhibition – Color Fields: 1960s Bennington Modernism
June 29 – December 30

While social change rocked the nation and Vermont, a cultural revolution was taking place as well. During the 1960s, Bennington College served as a rural epicenter for a group of artists who were pushing the possibilities of abstraction in pared down, color based works that have come to be known as collectively as Color Field. This exhibition will look at that critical moment when artists connected to and working in Bennington led the way in American art, while expanding our understanding of the variety of formal, material, and conceptual approaches to Color Field painting and related color-based sculpture. Seen in conjunction with Fields of Change: 1960s Vermont, the exhibition will situate these artists and their work in relationship to the dramatic cultural and social changes that came to define Vermont during this period, especially the counter culture and Back-to-the-Land movements, with their emphasis on radical experimentation and Vermont’s storied landscape. Artists on view will include Pat Adams, Anthony Caro, Paul Feeley, Helen Franknethaler, Ruth Ann Fredenthal, Patricia Johansen, Vincent Longo, Kenneth Noland, and Jules Olitski.


June 29, 2019
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Bennington Museum, 75 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201, USA
2 Main St United States