151 3rd St
San Francisco, California 94103

Phyllis Wattis Theater

With Gary Garrels, chief curator and deputy director of exhibitions and public programs, Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles

Like many artists in the early 1960s, Marden struggled to find a way out of Abstract Expressionism, which had dominated art making for a decade. While he often was associated with Minimalism, which emerged along with Pop art, his work retained an interest in the traditional, handmade character of painting and in emotional expression. Exhibition curator Gary Garrels presents the historical origins of Marden’s work and discusses the development of the artist’s 40-year career.

Museum and program admission are free.

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Added by SFMOMA on March 9, 2007