Albers in Mexico at the Heard Museum

This has already closed, but it is still well worth mentioning:

The exhibit contained several abstract color paintings, which were paired with  photographs taken by Joseph Albers during visits to various archeological sites in Mexico. He had taken voluminous amounts of black and white photographs of the patterns and details of the ancient architecture. The show re-contextualizes Albers' work by explaining how inspiration for his famous color abstracts was from these visits, not just thought up in the isolation of the studio or purely from the canon of western art.

The show was very interesting, and it's always a treat to see his paintings up close. However, it would have been ideal to see a similar consideration of the works of his wife, Anni Albers. They went on these travels together, and were both artists who were influenced and inspired by the trips they went on.

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