Truitt: Maximum Minimalism.

What museums are you visiting this December? I’m entering a day on my calendar to visit the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and view exhibit called “Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection“.  Anne Pruitt, an abstractionist who died five years ago at age 83, created works of art that are credited with jumpstarting the Minimalist movement in the early 1960’s. Her art was perceived as abstract, pared-down, human in scale, and handmade. Born in Baltimore, Truitt was trained as a therapist at Bryn Mawr College and, later, as an artist at Washington’s Institute of Contemporary Art. I hear that at the end of the exhibit there is a short film about her life and achievements. If the Hirshhorn is in your future plans, get ready for more maximum impact rather then minimalist art!

Listen to a podcast on Truitt from the curator at the Baltimore Museum.

Anne Truitt in her Washington, DC studio circa 1962.


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