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Jul 16

In Conversation: Abstract Expressions in Modern & Contemporary Art in Victors for Art: Michigan's Alumni Collectors—Part II: Abstraction

This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please register to secure your place by emailing Please include date and title of program in the subject line of your email.

Accompany Jennifer Friess, UMMA's Assistant Curator of Photography, on a tour of Victors for Art: Michigan's Alumni Collectors—Part II: Abstraction, an exhibition that celebrates the rich history of over two thousand years of abstraction in art. Our conversation will guide us through groupings that reveal diverse strategies of abstraction in Modern and Contemporary Art--from Pablo Picasso's and Alberto Giacometti's manipulations of the human form to Lee Krasner's and Louise Nevelson's fragmented references to natural and man-made environments. 

Lead support for Victors for Art: Michigan's Alumni Collectors is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Michigan Medicine, the University of Michigan Office of the President, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the University of Michigan Bicentennial Office.