On Being: How the Avant-Garde Reflects Our Humanity

On Being takes an exploratory look at how the avant-garde is a reflection of one’s own humanity. In a historical context, art of the avant-garde challenges conventional society, culture and artistic practices through content or material exploration. One of the most compelling qualities of the avant-garde is that it is always changing, yet we can still look back and observe its evolution over time. Work that was avant-garde over 100 years ago, such as that of Edouard Manet or Paul Cezanne, resonates with work by Roy Lichtenstein or Andy Warhol—two artists included in On Being. Curated by Teddi Caputo ’18.

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Through March 18, 2018


Berman Museum