That '70s Show

Cool Art from the Collection

June 30 - September 17, 2017

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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.