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Jun 24, 2023 - Sep 17, 2023

The 1960s: Beyond Op and Pop

The 1960s are understood as the dawn of widespread progressive social views, from the civil rights movement to war protests and the sexual revolution. The visual arts as well experienced the advent of radical styles including Op Art, Pop Art, and countless new approaches to what it meant to work abstractly.

Notwithstanding the allure of novelty, not all artists shunned the “real world”—and the sixties also saw the development of the painting style known as Photorealism. The 1960s: Beyond Op and Pop draws from The Hyde’s permanent collection of 1960s painting, sculpture, and works on paper in a wide range of styles, with works by Richard Anuszkiewicz, Karel Appel, Ilya Bolotowsky, Massimo Campigli, John Chamberlain, Corneille, Robert Cottingham, Peter Dechar, Sonia Delaunay, Burgoyne Diller, Leonard Freed, Wilhelmina Furlong, Chaim Gross, Al Hansen, Al Held, Barbara Hepworth, Ellsworth Kelly, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Robert Motherwell, Paul Mount, Ray Parker, Bridget Riley, Larry Rivers, and Charles Green Shaw.

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