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Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2011, found rugs and mixed media, the MFAH, gift of Barbara and Michael Gamson in memory of Peter C. Marzio. © Nick Cave (photo by James Prinz Photography, Chicago; courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York)

Exhibition Tour “The Abstract Impulse”

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Beck Building
5601 Main Street Map & Directions

Influential Uruguayan artist, theorist, and teacher Joaquín Torres-García (1874–1949) proposed that human beings have an "abstract impulse"—a universal tendency to abstract from nature—and that beginning with the Renaissance, this primal tendency had been supplanted in art with imitations of every aspect of human life. Explore the exhibition The Abstract Impulse: Selections from the Modern and Contemporary Collections and discover the variety of ways that 20th-century artists reclaimed the "abstract impulse."