September 1st - December 6th
2015

You Have to See This: Abstract Art from the Permanent Collection

Body: 
Morris Blackburn, Orchestration, 1947, screenprint (detail). Purchased with funds from the Art Objects Endowment, 2008.65.

Morris Blackburn, Orchestration, 1947, screenprint. Purchased with funds from the Art Objects Endowment, 2008.65.

In the world of digital reproduction, it is increasingly difficult to understand the ways in which many works of art require direct viewing in order to be understood. Compiled and researched by Penn State students, this exhibition showcases the myriad ways in which abstract art can, through material and formal means, pose radical questions about the nature of imagery itself.