Young Curators – Eight Scoops
Participants in UMMA’s innovative youth program have curated a fresh treat for summer. Their enthusiastic selection brings together eight notable artists from the collection: Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Paul René Gauguin, David Hockney, René Magritte, Karl Schrag and Wayne Thiebaud. Initially chosen for their formal qualities, bold colors and expressive lines, these pieces deserve a second look. Whether it is the imaginative world of Chagall or the unexpected juxtapositions of Magritte, each work is a cause for contemplation. In the words of one young curator, “The subjects are recognizable but the approach is abstract.” An exploration of varied Modernist styles, Eight Scoops provides the viewer with a delicious taste of twentieth century art.
Wayne Thiebaud (American, born 1920)
Candy Apples, 1987
Bequest of Robert Venn Carr Jr. Class of 1938
Karl Schrag (American, born Germany, 1912 – 1995)
Overgrown Path, 1962
Gift of Robert Venn Carr Jr. Class of 1938