"Color as Field: American Painting, 1950-1975," opens Feb. 29.
The exhibition covers the movement in abstract art that focused on thinned paint poured, painted and spread to soak into unprimed canvases to create a simple wash of color. Some of the movement's stars, such as Sam Gilliam and Gene Davis, were based in Washington (and were celebrated with a citywide ColorField.remix festival not too long ago), but this show at Smithsonian American Art Museum will look beyond our local scene, to include Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and a slew of others.
Free. 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily Feb. 29-May 26. Eighth and F streets NW, Washington, DC USA 202-633-1000.
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