Explore Hans Hofmann’s theories of painting as they evolve in his own work, as well as the work of artists and students in his circle. Examine Hofmann’s development in Germany and his far-ranging impact in the United States through his artistic and teaching practice in New York and Provincetown. Gain an understanding of how Hofmann’s vision plays out in works by Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Franz Kline, Lee Krasner, David Smith, Marisol Escobar, Louise Nevelson, Larry Rivers, and others, from the MFA’s and other public collections.    

Elliot Bostwick Davis, John Moors Cabot Chair, Art of the Americas

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Funded by the Azi Djazani Lecture Fund.