Past Event Lunchtime Five: Get Art – Why is Some Art Abstract?

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Friday, May 21, 2021
12:00 – 12:05 pm

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What motivates artists to leave the recognizable world behind? How should a viewer approach a picture that has no recognizable subject matter? If you’re an abstraction appreciator, join in and enjoy. If you’re skeptical of abstract art, maybe we can get you on board!

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Margaret De Patta. Positive Form #15, Squiggles with Black, 1939. Gelatin silver print. Purchased with funds from Mrs. Beatrice K. McDowell 1996.9.