Expanding American Abstraction 1960s to Today
The other week my mentor and I went to the Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Pete to see the Magnetic fields exhibit. “The MFA is proud to present the first American exhibition dedicated exclusively to the formal and historical dialogue of abstraction by women artists of color. This important and beautiful exhibition includes works by twenty-one artists, born between 1891 and 1981. The exhibition is organized by Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri. It was also shown at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. The MFA is the third and final stop for the exhibition.”
The Magnetic Fields exhibition specifically celebrates the contributions of black female artists who work in the field of abstract art. The show explores the connection between 21 artists by bringing their paintings, sculptures, and prints into a striking visual dialog.
Below are some of my personal photos of my favorite pieces from the show.