Highlights from the PSU Permanent Collection

Come see pieces from the Permanent Collection in the Harry Krug Gallery!  This exhibit will be up until January 8, 2016.

“The Pittsburg Museum of Art is excited to present a new exhibition featuring two distinctive styles of American art—abstraction and pop art—chosen from its permanent collection.  Over years, the Museum has vigorously developed and expanded its collection from 251 to 445 artworks, most of which were donated by local collectors, contemporary artists, and faculty members.  For the first time in the history of the Museum, these select works are on display in the Harry Krug Gallery.  Most of the works featured were completed in the 1960s and the 1970s, a period when American abstract expressionism and pop art rapidly flourished.  Celebrating the choices made by collectors within our own community, PSU is able to view and enjoy a unique sample of the new aesthetics of that era.  Abstraction has been understood as “the language of freedom,” not obliged to follow any rules at all.  American abstraction is particularly famous for its highly charged human emotions, a direct expression of the artists’ inner lives.  This distinctive style was soon followed by the rise of pop art in the 1960s, which focused on American consumer culture.  The pop artists used culture as the source of art, highlighting signs and symbols of modern commercial life.  Abstraction and pop images captured the post-war spirit of America.  With this exhibition, the Museum of Art is pleased to introduce this significant collection of American abstraction and pop art to the wider community in Pittsburg and beyond.”

Dr. Li-Lin Tseng Curator’s Statement

Gallery Hours:

University Gallery
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Harry Krug Gallery
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m, Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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