823 Congress Ave
Austin, Texas 78701

Aug 25 - Nov 7, 2007

EXTRA-ORDINARY illuminates unexpected facets of the familiar—the extraordinary within the ordinary—through artworks that compel us to examine our surroundings with fresh eyes. This exhibition will be comprised of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and sculptures from the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, each of which, through content or medium, plays with the traditional expectation of art as elevated beyond the mundane or everyday life. Spanning more than sixty-five years of American art, these works present a record of the culture in which they were created, capturing precise moments in American life, and often the implicit commentary of the artist as well. Among the artists included in the exhibition are: Alexander Calder, Christo, Jasper Johns, Roy Licthenstein, Vik Muniz, Claes Oldenburg, Man Ray, James Rosenquist, Jessica Stockholder, Fred Tomaselli, and Andy Warhol.

Organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Official Website: http://www.amoa.org/

Added by salvo cheque on August 7, 2007