Art Since 1948

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gallery view of entry wall of Art Since 1948 with the exhibition title text and art from the museum's modern and contemporary collection.
Art Since 1948, installation at Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020. Photo by Julia Nucci Kelly

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Art gallery with white walls; at close left is a hard-edge hexagon painting by June Harwood, at center against wall is a pair of hip waders with a dish of water in them 'Body Fluid' by Annette Lemieux, at center right is a neon sign "Automat" by Chrissa
Art Since 1948, installation at Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019. Photo by Julia Nucci Kelly

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William Baziotes, Moon Animal, 1950. Oil on canvas. Installed in Art Since 1948 at Krannert Art Museum, 2019. University of Illinois purchase through the Festival of Arts Purchase Fund, 1951-6-1.
William Baziotes, Moon Animal, 1950. Oil on canvas. Installed in Art Since 1948 at Krannert Art Museum, 2019. University of Illinois purchase through the Festival of Arts Purchase Fund, 1951-6-1.
Collection Gallery

With strengths in American and European surrealism, abstract painting, mid-century kinetic and Pop art, and art addressing powerful themes of history, land use, and identity, Art Since 1948 is a continuing collection installation that surveys the collection and encourages formal and conceptual connections across six decades.

The gallery is installed thematically and chronologically, beginning with works of art collected in the late 1940s from the first years of what became the university’s historic Festival of Contemporary Arts, and continues to the present. 

The gallery, designed by Julia Di Castri, a University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture graduate, was first installed in 2019. It was updated and reinstalled in Fall 2020, with new artwork utilized to highlight the gallery's main themes. 

 

Curated by Amy L. Powell, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Portfolio: Art Since 1948 [Exhibition Ongoing]

With strengths in American and European surrealism, abstract painting, mid-century kinetic and light works, and art addressing powerful themes of history, land use, and identity, Art Since 1948 surveys the collection and encourages formal and conceptual connections across six decades. Curator: Amy Powell.

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N.Y. 1 [Road #4]

acrylic spray paint on canvas
Body Fluid

Rubber fisherman chest waders, shredded foam rubber, ceramic bowl (and water)
Kozangrodek III

relief collage of mixed media (canvas, corrugated cardboard, felt, plywood, masonite, paint)
Silenced #1

acrylic on hide drums
DNA: Etching: V

color aquatint and sugarlift aquatint on paper
Tulips

photograph on paper
Backyard Seascape: Table

aqueous inkjet on porous-coated baryta paper
Lawn Furniture

print cut and mounted on board
Orange

pigment inkjet on porous-coated baryta paper
N.Y.C... 1961

gelatin silver print on paper
Hearse, London

gelatin silver print on paper
A Thousand Pities III

Lambda print on photographic paper mounted on aluminum
Weight

water based inks and oil on canvas
Eye on Window

gelatin silver print on paper
Peas

pigment inkjet on porous-coated RC paper
Home is a Memory

gelatin silver print on paper
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