Bold Abstractions: Paintings from the Thoma Collection

Oct 11, 2019 - Jan 26, 2020
711 North Main Street
Rockford, Illinois 61193
Artists Included:
Alvin Demar Loving, Jr.
Anne Truitt
Antonio Asis
Carlos Cruz-Diez
Charles Hinman
Ed Mieczekowski
Frederick Hammersley
Friedel Dzubas
Gene Davis
Helen Frankenthaler
Helen Lundeberg
John McLaughlin
Josef Albers
Judy Chicago
Jules Olitski
Julian Stanczak
Julio Le Parc
June Harwood
Karl Benjamin
Kenneth Noland
Lorser Feitelson
Matilde Perez
Morris Louis
Paul Allen Reed
Paul Jenkins
Peter Alexander
Richard Anuszkiewicz
Ronald Davis
Sam Gilliam
Thomas Downing
Victor Vasarely
Wojciech Fangor
Artwork Loans

Post-war Painting & Sculpture

Bold Abstractions: Paintings from the Thoma Collection at the Rockford Art Museum explores new forms of abstract painting from the 1960s, following the heyday of Abstract Expressionism. This exhibition of works from the collection of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation includes an international group of 33 artists associated with some of the key painting movements of the mid-20th century: Color Field, Post-Painterly Abstraction, Hard-Edge, and Op Art. Bold Abstractions at Rockford Art Museum marks the first time the Thoma Foundation’s significant post-war painting collection has been shown at a public institution.

Bold Abstractions includes work by Josef Albers, Peter Alexander, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Antonio Asis, Karl Benjamin, Judy Chicago, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Gene Davis, Ronald Davis, Thomas Downing, Friedel Dzubas, Wojciech Fangor, Lorser Feitelson, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Gilliam, Frederick Hammersley, June Harwood, Charles Hinman, Paul Jenkins, Julio Le Parc, Morris Louis, Alvin Loving, Helen Lundeberg, John McLaughlin, Ed Mieczkowski, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Matilde Perez, Paul Reed, Julian Stanczak, Tadasky, Anne Truitt, and Victor Vasarely.

For more information about the included works and associated programming, please visit the Rockford Art Museum’s website.