"Where Things Can Grow and Will Grow: Hans Hofmann in California, 1930–31"

"Where Things Can Grow and Will Grow: Hans Hofmann in California, 1930–31"

Image:
Hans Hofmann (United States, born Germany, 1880-1966), Dr Brichta's House (M-668/II), 1943, Mixed media on paper, 17 1/2 x 24 inches. Collection of Audrey and David Mirvish, Toronto

Meet in the Selma Wolf Black Great Hall

German-born artist Hans Hofmann first came to the U.S. as a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1930--a journey that would transform his life and career. His revolutionary ideas about art-making would soon travel coast to coast through his students and his tremendous influence, but his first exhibition in Berkeley was of black-and-white drawings. Associate Curator of American Art Diana Greenwold shares with PMA members how Hofmann's time in California not only altered his life but helped shape abstract painting in mid-century America. 

 

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