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Art Exhibition - "Bold Abstractions"

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  • Location
    Rockford Art Museum
    711 N. Main St.
    Rockford, IL 61103
  • Phone
    (815) 968-2787
  • Date
    October 11, 2019 - January 26, 2020
  • Recurrence
    Recurring daily
  • Time
    Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Public opening Friday, Oct. 11, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Price
    Free daily admission to all visitors during the exhibition
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Rockford Art Museum (RAM) opens new art exhibition Bold Abstractions: Paintings from the Thoma Collection on Friday, October 11, with a gallery walk 5:15–6 p.m., members preview 6–7 p.m., and free public opening 7–8:30 p.m. The exhibition remains on view through January 26, 2020, with free daily admission provided by support from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation.

This major exhibition explores new forms of abstract painting from the 1960s, following the heyday of Abstract Expressionism. Highlighting color-based, geometric, and perceptual experiments, this selection of works from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation Collection includes an international group of 33 artists associated with some of the key painting movements of the mid-20th century: Color Field, Post-Painterly Abstraction, Hard-Edge, and Op Art. Bold Abstractions at Rockford Art Museum marks the first time the Thoma’s significant post-war painting collection has been shown at a public institution.

IMAGE CREDITS:

Frederick Hammersley (1919–2009), Opposing, #15, 1959, oil on linen. Collection of Carl & Marilynn Thoma. © Frederick Hammersley Foundation, courtesy of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, photo by Jamie Stukenberg.

Morris Louis (1912–1962), Number 2-07, 1961, Magna acrylic on canvas. Collection of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation. © Estate of Morris Louis/Artists Rights Society (ARS), courtesy of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, photo by Jamie Stukenberg.

Subarea:Rockford Downtown

Directions:
Rockford Art Museum - 711 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103 - Inside the Riverfront Museum Park - From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west on Business 20 6.5 miles to IL 2 north (Wyman St., first street past the Rock River); right on IL 2 five blocks to the museum complex on the right side of the one-way street (N. Main St.). From the south, I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main St.); north on IL 2 through the downtown to the museum.

Art Exhibition - "Bold Abstractions"
  • October 11, 2019 - January 26, 2020
  • Rockford Art Museum
  • Free daily admission to all visitors during the exhibition
  • Recurring daily