DAMC exhibition tour of Figure to Field with curator Gwen Chanzit

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 5:00pm6:30pm
Hamilton Building - Level 1
Ticketed, members only. Purchase tickets online or call 720-913-0130.

Join us for a private tour of Figure to Field: Mark Rothko in the 1940s with exhibition curator Gwen Chanzit.  

Figure to Field: Mark Rothko in the 1940s traces the development of Rothko's work during the most critical decade of his career. In the early '40s, Rothko rejected realism and began a series of abstract works meant to evoke classical myth; in the late '40s he created his first color field paintings, the works on which his stature as one of the most famous American painters of the post-war period rests. The exhibition also includes works by other celebrated abstract expressionists such as Robert Motherwell, Clyfford Still and Jackson Pollock, who shared Rothko's search toward total abstraction. 

Open to DAM Contemporaries members only. Free, but reservations are required.

For more information, email damc@denverartmuseum.org or call 720-913-0130.

Sponsored by DAM Contemporaries, a DAM support group.

 

(L-R)  Mark Rothko, Sea Fantasy, 1946. Oil paint on canvas. Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., National Gallery of Art, 1986.43.8 ©1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.   Mark Rothko, No. 8, 1949. Oil paint and mixed media on canvas. Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., National Gallery of Art, 1986.43.147 ©1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Image courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.