Coffee With a Curator: Why Some People Hate Abstract Art

Event Type Coffee with a Curator
Date calendar  Monday, May 9, 2022
Time clock  10:30am - 11:30am (1h)
Location Isabel Hall

In this talk, Executive Director John B. Henry contemplates why some people have a strong aversion to abstract art and suggests ways to overcome these initial negative reactions. By exploring the historical, cultural, and philosophical changes in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that allowed for the emergence of the purely abstract image, he aims to demystify abstraction and make it more enjoyable for all.

Image information:

Joseph Drapell, Canadian, born The Czech Republic, born 1940, Gates of Life, 1998, Acrylic on canvas. Gift of Anne Low, 2008.355.

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