Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s–1950s
The geometrical abstract art movements of Argentina, Brazil, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela from the 1920s to 1950s are investigated in this special exhibition from the Newark Museum, Newark, N.J. Featuring approximately 80 paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, drawings and films, Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s–1950s juxtaposes the work of South and North American artists during the movement’s formative decades. The exhibition includes several works by artists represented in the Amon Carter Museum’s collection, including Alexander Calder, Stuart Davis and Louise Nevelson, and is a first-time opportunity for Carter visitors to see how American modernists influenced and were influenced by artists from South America. This exhibition was organized by the Newark Museum of Art with major support by the Henry Luce Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and Johnson & Johnson. Promotional support is provided by Star-Telegram, WFAA and American Airlines.