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Exhibition: "Abstraction, Color, and Politics in the 60s and 70s: Kaleidoscope"

When: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25
Price: free
umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2020/abstraction-color-and-politics-in-the-60s-and-70s-kaleidoscope
The notion that abstraction was a purely formal and American art form, concerned only with timeless themes disconnected from the present, was met with increased skepticism in the midst of the political and cultural upheavals of the 1960s and 70s. "Kaleidoscope," UMMA’s third and final edition of this exhibition series, examines the constantly changing practices of local Detroit artists, women artists, and artists of color as they actively embraced abstraction’s possibilities. Their strategies dramatically transformed the practice of abstraction in a shifting American political landscape.

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