Tags for: Less Is More: Minimal Prints
  • Special Exhibition

Five Color Frame, 1985. Robert Mangold (American, b. 1937). Woodcut; 86.4 x 66 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund 1990.78. © 2013 Robert Mangold / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

Less Is More: Minimal Prints

Sunday, June 16–Sunday, October 20, 2013

About The Exhibition

Minimal Art was an avant-garde style that emerged in New York and Los Angeles during the 1960s. In stark contrast to the emotive, handmade look of Abstract Expressionist works during the preceding two decades, Minimal Art tends to consist of single or repeated geometric forms delineated in solid, flat colors. These works do not allude to anything beyond their literal presence, and their colors are non-referential. Less Is More: Minimal Prints explores works on paper by artists such as Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Frank Stella, Robert Ryman, and Robert Mangold, all of whom pioneered an art of spare elegance working as creative and talented printmakers.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this exhibition with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.