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Small Abstractions: Highlights from Sheldon’s Permanent Collection

January 31, 2020 through December 31, 2020
  • Alma W. Thomas, Winter Pool.
  • Perle Fine, Spinning Figure.
  • Josef Albers, Study for Homage to the Square, Early Diary.
  • Hadieh Shafie, Cadmium Yellow, Naphthol Red and Ultramarine Blue 1/1.
  • Al Held, Composition.
  • Nicolas Carone, Untitled (Rome 1950).
  • Lorser Feitelson, Black Lines on Red Field.
  • Alice Trumbull Mason, Trinity #10.
  • Ad Reinhardt, No. 2.
  • Burgoyne Diller, Untitled (Second Theme).
  • Thomas Nozkowski, Untitled (7-89).
  • Morgan Russell, Synchromy No. 2, To Light (from Synchromy in Blue-Violet Quartet).
  • Esphyr Slobodkina, Untitled #34.

Underscoring the distinction of Sheldon’s collection of twentieth-century abstract paintings, this exhibition features small-scale works that give insight to a wide range of abstraction’s visual vocabulary. These works offer close encounters with the materials and marks employed by various artists to create nonfigurative art.

Josef Albers (1888–1976), Polly Apfelbaum (born 1955), Burgoyne Diller (1906–1965), Morgan Russell (1886–1953), and Esphyr Slobodkina (1908–2002) are among the artists featured.