Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today Press Kit

Welcome to the online media center for the exhibition, Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today. Below you will find the Press Release and a selection of the works on view in this exhibition. Each image is accompanied by its respective image caption/credit info as well as a downloadable print and/or web quality image.

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Mildred Thompson

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Mildred Thompson, Magnetic Fields, 1991, oil on canvas, triptych, 70 1/2 x 150 inches. Courtesy of the Mildred Thompson Estate, Atlanta, Georgia art and photo © The Mildred Thompson Estate, Atlanta, Georgia

Candida Alvarez

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Candida Alvarez, black cherry pit, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 84 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist, Chicago, Illinois. © Candida Alvarez. Photo: Tom van Eynde.

Alma Thomas

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Alma Thomas, Orion, 1973, acrylic on canvas, 59¾ x 54 x 1¼ inches. Courtesy of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay. © Alma Woodsey Thomas. Photo: Lee Stalsworth.

Chakaia Booker

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Chakaia Booker, El Gato, 2001, rubber tire and wood, 48 x 42 x 42 inches. Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection, Museum purchase, Enid and Crosby Kemper and William T. Kemper Acquisition Fund, 2004.12. © Chakaia Booker. Photo: E. G. Schempf.