Forging the Sublime: Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 1:30 p.m.

The David Teiger Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 16, fourth floor

Both Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko sought to reinvent and extend painting beyond painting itself. Color, space, light, composition, and medium were mere preludes to these artists’ focused explorations of the existential, emotional, and spiritual facets of the human condition. By examining a single work by each artist, we will seek to make manifest the larger themes through a series of exercises and the handling of objects.

Gallery Sessions, impromptu interactions facilitated by Museum educators that explore the creative process, art history, and the experience of art, take place daily in select galleries. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.