How a Radical Idea Changed Modern Art: Inventing Abstraction, 1910–25
Leah Dickerman, curator of painting and sculpture, the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Friday, January 17, 2014 - 6:00 PM
Just over 100 years ago, beginning in late 1911 and throughout 1912, audiences in Europe and the United States saw their first examples of modern abstract art in public exhibitions. At first, those examples were few, but they multiplied in number, variety and geographic range with extraordinary speed. Leah Dickerman, organizer of the landmark exhibition Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925, seen in New York last year, will explore how this radical idea changed modern art and transformed artistic practice for the century to come.
Free; no reservations required. Seating is limited.