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June 23 - September 17, 2017
This exhibition draws on the amusing nostalgia for the “decade that taste forgot,” while showing a complicated portrait of art and identity in America.
This exhibition gives us a chance to explore rarely seen works from a decade-sized slice of the CMA’s collection of contemporary art. That '70s Show draws on the amusing nostalgia for the “decade that taste forgot,” while showing a complicated portrait of art, current events, and identity in America. In contemporary art, the lingering effects of hard-edge modernism rubbed elbows with the messiness of tie-dye while pop art’s consumerist legacy existed alongside the simplicity movement. It was a time that claimed equal rights for all people and all forms of artmaking, from collage to op art. This exhibition is both a meaningful examination of art and history and a light and fun summer viewing experience.
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K. David Brown
K. David Brown
mixed media (pencil, ink, enamel) on paper
lithograph in colors on Rives BFK paper
mixed media collage
etching and aquatint
screenprint in colors on BFK Rives paper
screenprint in colors
We knew nothing about a mysterious lithographic portrait that I included in That '70s Show titled Muntu, but it was one of those striking gems that just had to be in the exhibition. The print came to the museum as a purchase prize from the Dutch Folk Art Association’s 4th Annual Exhibition, held at the Columbia Museum of Art in 1975.Learn More