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Expanding Abstraction: Pushing the Boundaries of Painting in the Americas, 1958-1980

In the early 20th century, artists began exploring abstract, nonrepresentational forms for the first time and significantly changed the language of painting. Several decades later, abstraction continued to evolve robustly, as its practitioners experimented with new materials and techniques. Dripping, pouring, staining and even slinging paint became common - as did the use of non-traditional media such as acrylic and industrial paints.The Blanton’s collection will exhibit paintings of the 1960s and '70s, from both the United States and Latin America. Expanding Abstraction will explore how painting was transformed in these decades. The event is free with museum admission.

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