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Small-Great Objects_ Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas
Josef Albers, Homage to the Square: Festive, 1951. Oil on Masonite. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Anni Albers and the Josef Albers Foundation, Inc., 1977.160.32. © 2017 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Yale University Art Gallery: Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas
1111 Chapel St. New Haven   203-432-0600 Website
February 3, 2017-June 18, 2017

Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas examines intersections between the art-making and art-collecting strategies of the Alberses, two of the most influential figures of 20th-century modernism. Between 1935 and 1967, the couple made numerous trips to Latin America, namely Mexico and Peru, and amassed a large collection of ancient artworks from the region. The exhibition looks at these objects in depth and considers how Anni and Josef's collection supported their aesthetic sensibilities and teaching practice. In addition to objects from the ancient Americas, the show gathers together dozens of works that the couple made, including textiles, paintings, works on paper, and rarely studied photographs that Josef took at archaeological sites and museums. Demonstrating the Alberses' deep and sustained engagement with ancient American art, an interest that was decades ahead of its time, Small-Great Objects explores a fascinating dimension of the couple's creative vision.

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2/12 10:15 a.m.-7:30 p.m. CT Beer Tours: Branford Beer Tour

2/16-18 The Love of Three Oranges at Paul Mellon Arts Center (see website for times)

2/25 7:30 p.m. A Night of Firsts with Orchestra New England

3/12 1:30 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Parade

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