Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction

On view September 21, 2019 to January 5, 2020

Discover a fresh perspective on the artist, teacher, and student widely considered a profound influence on American modern art. Organized by UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), the exhibition presents the most comprehensive examination of Hans Hofmann's innovative and prolific artistic career. Through approximately 80 paintings and works on paper from 1930 through the end of Hofmann’s life in 1966, explore the artist's journey into abstraction, and his deep contribution to the artistic landscape of New England.

Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction is organized by University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. The exhibition is made possible with lead support from the Renate, Hans & Maria Hofmann Trust. Major support is provided by Bob and Dana Emery and Elissa Edelstein Warner. Additional support is provided by Charles and Naomie Kremer, the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Nancy and Joachim Bechtle Foundation, and an anonymous donor.

Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation, Jennifer and Andrew Borggaard, Kate and Ford O'Neil, Connie and Stan Grayson and the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum provided generous support.

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