Phenomena Phoenix Run
Homage to the Square
Of Whales in Paint, in Teeth, &c.
Grand Hotel Fontaine)

What Avant-Garde Was

May 1-August 9, 2009
North Fairchild Gallery

Drawn from the Meads rich collections, this installation explores American art from the 1960s to the 1990s with an eye toward cutting edge movements, such as Color-Field Painting and Pop Art, among others. Highlights of the installation include Joseph Albers Homage to the Square (1964), Frank Stellas Of Whales in Paint, in Teeth, &c. (1991), Joseph Cornells Untitled (Hotel de lEtoile: Grand Hotel Fontaine, 19531955) and Judy Chicagos Emily Dickinson Plate (Study, 19771978).