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February 2018

Form Into Spirit: Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin

February 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Until April 29
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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$5 – $9

Ellsworth Kelly’s last great work, the monumental stone building entitled Austin now being realized at the Blanton Museum, has its roots in the artist’s deep appreciation of historical European art and architecture. This exhibition will explore how Austin’s conceptual origins began in the seminal period Kelly spent in France (1948-54), when he immersed himself in the country’s artistic traditions and monuments. Rarely seen early paintings and drawings fuse Judeo-Christian themes with the artist’s own modern aesthetic, making clear Austin’s decades-long germination. This section will also include the first models…

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