Colorado Abstract +10: A History & A Survey

Sep 6, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020


Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art is proud to partner with Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 2009 book Colorado Abstract: Paintings and Sculpture, by Michael Paglia and Mary Voelz Chandler, with a foreword by Hugh Grant. This landmark publication highlighted the history and continuing tradition of abstraction by artists in the state.

Kirkland Museum will present an exhibition of two and three-dimensional artworks created by the artists featured in the historical section of the book, tracing the history and development of this artistic style in Colorado. The Arvada Center will exhibit a contemporary survey of the work of artists originally included in the publication and introduce additional artists working in abstraction that also have had an impact on Colorado's art scene.