Museum of Art- DeLand Showcases Leading Abstract Expressionist

The Art of Grace Hartigan on Exhibit through June 16th

March 25th, 2019
Museum of Art- DeLand Showcases Leading Abstract Expressionist

The Museum of Art – DeLand  is bringing the works of Abstract Expressionist Grace Hartigan to DeLand in an exhibition titled, Grace Hartigan: Retrospective. The opening night reception for the show will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday March, 29th at 600 N. Woodland Blvd.

Grace Hartigan (1922–2008), was a leading abstract expressionist painter whose themes varied from movie stars to modern interpretations of historical figures, such as the foppish Young Louis (1983; New York, Met.).  According to Museum of Art – DeLand CEO, George S. Bolge, “Her style alternated between lyrical and colourful stained canvases and deliberately complex and discordant brush-drawn works, while always exhibiting Abstract Expressionist tendencies toward projecting surface, overall design and discovery during the painting process and consistently exploring modern views of history, celebrity, urban existence and other concerns of our age.”

Bolge says, “Harigan is generally associated with the second generation of Abstract Expressionists, in both her methods and her themes, took her art well beyond the limits that such a description would suggest.”

Hartigan’s work has been displayed and collected around the world. Her work appears in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Guggenheim Foundation in both New York and Venice, and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York .

Grace Hartigan:  Retrospective is on view from March 29 to June 16, 2019, at the the Museum of Art – DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Florida. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.  Gallery admission is $5, free for museum members, children 12 and younger, Volusia County School students and Stetson students.

Art title featured:  Grace Hartigan, Rockefeller Center, 1990, Oil on canvas.

About the Museum of Art – DeLand

The Museum of Art – DeLand is a vital and interactive visual arts museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, display and educational use of the fine arts in Central Florida.  Established in 1951, the Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and is comprised of a 23,000 square foot arts facility housing five galleries on two levels located at 600 N. Woodland Blvd. and the Downtown Galleries located at 100 N. Woodland Blvd. Enriching the community through its permanent collection, art exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum is a source of cultural focus and is recognized statewide by its peers for academic excellence and community outreach.  The Museum is supported by its Guild, Krewe Nouveau, grants, admissions, generous patrons and donors, and Museum Store adjacent to its galleries in Downtown DeLand.  To learn more about Museum programming, exhibits and opportunities and to engage with the arts visit www.MoArtDeLand.org or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.