Anne Truitt: Luminosities

October 15, 2011 - January 8, 2012

Drawn primarily from the Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition featured sculpture and works on paper by the artist Anne Truitt.  Most closely aligned with Minimalism and the Washington, D.C.-based Color Field painters, the artist is considered an important figure of American abstraction and was the subject of a major exhibition in 2009 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.  Truitt’s work explores the subtleties of light and color through abstract two- and three-dimensional forms and the artist’s desire to make light “visible for its own sake.”

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Thirtieth, 1962
Anne Truitt (1921–2004)
Acrylic on wood, 84 x 15 x 13 inches
Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Lynn Herrick Sharp, 2010
Photograph by Rick Echelmeyer
© Estate of Anne Truitt / The Bridgeman Art Library / Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery,
New York
10 Sept ‘87, 1987
Anne Truitt (1921 – 2004)
Acrylic on paper, 23 x 30 inches
Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Ronald J. Bortnick, M.D., 1995
© Estate of Anne Truitt / The Bridgeman Art Library / Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

 

truitt_22_july_1971 22 July ‘71, 1971
Anne Truitt (1921 – 2004)
Acrylic on paper, 22 1/2 x 30 inches
Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Ronald J. Bortnick, M.D., 1995
© Estate of Anne Truitt / The Bridgeman Art Library / Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

ORGANIZER & SPONSORS

Anne Truitt: Luminosities was organized by the Delaware Art Museum.
Delaware Division of the Arts
This exhibition is made possible, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

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