A RETRO PERSPECTIVE: REVISITING PRINTS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
In 1973, the Norton Center celebrated its grand opening with an exhibition of works loaned by the Guggenheim Museum. Many of the artists who were featured are now considered pioneers of Modern Art — artists including Andy Warhol, Karel Appel and Adolph Gottlieb. The exhibition inspired Centre College to actively collect graphic prints by these artists and their contemporaries. To celebrate the Norton Center’s 50th anniversary, selections from this special collection will be exhibited throughout the season.
Are they human faces? Animals? Musical instruments? That’s for Karel Appel to know, and for us to interpret.
Currently lining one of the Norton Center`s gallery walls are 8 vivid lithographs. A part of the Norton Center`s "A Retro Perspective" exhibit, Appel`s pieces will draw you in instantly with their bold lines and bright colors.
🖼 𝗔 𝗥𝗘𝗧𝗥𝗢 𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗩𝗘 is free and open to the public Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Norton Center Grand Foyer.
→ Fun Fact: Karel Appel was one of the founders of the CoBrA movement in 1948. CoBrA was an international art movement of pioneering artists who caused a revolution in the modern art world following World War II. Its members sought new means of expression based on spontaneity and experimentation. CoBrA is an acronym for the founders’ home cities - Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam.