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Art in Dialogue

Robert Indiana and Martin Puryear

On View:
Saturday, June 30, 2018 — Sunday, August 19, 2018

Curated By:
Amy Galpin, Ph.D. | Chief Curator


This exhibition presents prints by two prolific artists active in the United States, who are rarely thought of in concert with one another. While Robert Indiana (b.1928–2018) is most often associated with Pop Art and Martin Puryear (b.1941) demonstrates minimalist tendencies, they share an interest in dynamic forms and they are drawn to symbiotic relationships between abstraction and representational subject matter. While both artists are represented here by prints, they also work in other media. Indiana’s paintings and sculptures are an important part of his oeuvre; Puryear’s primary medium is sculpture. This marks the first time the museum has exhibited all of the prints together.

We are grateful to members of the Frost Art Museum for their support of this exhibition. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU receives ongoing support from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida.

Image caption: Martin Puryear, Avey, from Cane, 2000, Woodcut print on Kitakata paper, 17 x 20 ½ inches, Gift of Carl and Toni Randolph, FIU 2012.35.4.6

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