Palazzo Strozzi presents “American Art 1961-2001. From Andy Warhol to Kara Walker”

May 27, 2021

Palazzo Strozzi presents a major exhibition taking a new perspective on the history of contemporary art in the United States. The exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of more than 80 works by celebrated artists including Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Louise Nevelson, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Bruce Nauman, Barbara Kruger, Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman, Matthew Barney, Kara Walker and many more, exhibited in Florence through a collaboration with the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

The exhibition examines the most important figures and movements that marked the development of American art between two major historical moments, the beginning of the Vietnam War and the 9/11 attack, from Pop Art to Minimalism, from Conceptual Art to the Pictures Generation – and including
more recent artistic developments in the 1990s and 2000s.

Curated by Vincenzo de Bellis (Curator and Associate Director of Programs, Visual Arts, Walker Art Center) and Arturo Galansino (Director General, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi), the exhibition takes an in-depth look at the breadth of American artistic production in the latter part of the 20th century, encompassing painting, photography, video, sculpture, and installation art.

American Art 1961-2001. From Andy Warhol to Kara Walker
May 28 – August 29, 2021
Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
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