Abstract Expressionism in New York City's Art Museums with Christian Breed

Abstract Expressionism in New York City's Art Museums with Christian Breed


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What happened when the global focus of painting shifted from Paris to New York in the late 1940s? Join us for a closer look towards trends in Abstract Expressionism across the collections of New York City’s top museums. 
Our conversation will examine the legacy of Picasso and Cubism through the lens of the New York artists who made it their own. From the performative painting of Jackson Pollock to the tenaciously figurative paintings of Willem de Kooning, we will examine the best works of early American abstraction, starting with the extended display of Epic Abstraction at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We will also touch on the legacy of Abstract Expressionism, in the form of early Pop Art and Color Field painting. 
 Led by a Professor of Art History at the School of Visual Arts in New York, this seminar is designed to inspire curiosity as well as future visits to New York's top museums. Participants will acquire a full sense of the development of Abstract Expressionism as a popular artistic movement.

Christian Breed is a professor of Art History at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2004, an MFA from Hunter College (CUNY) in 2017, and an Advanced Curatorial Certificate from Hunter College (CUNY) in 2017. He worked and exhibited in Italy from 2003-2012, and his work has been included in the exhibitions Wet Paint (curated by Harry Cooper) at the Workhouse Arts Center, Virginia (2017), Hunter College MFA Thesis Exhibition (2017), Premio Razzano, Museo del Arte Contemporanea del Sannio (2011), Apeiron (solo), Mimmo Scognamiglio Arte Contemporanea (2009), Biennale Giovani, Villa Reale, Monza (IT)(2009), and Premio Maretti, Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Della Repubblica di San Marino (RSM) (2005). He is a recipient of the 2015 Kossak Travel Grant, and is co-curator of Copy Translate Repeat, from the Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (2018).

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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J.N. (New York, US)

Captivating and provocative presentation. Breed gave lots of good information and put artists and their product into historical context in multi-faceted ways. I won’t forget this lecture. A+

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Nancy (Winter Park, US)
Stimulating and intense.

I thoroughly enjoyed this lecture. Christian Breed is an excellent teacher and I found his explanations thought-provoking and Illuminative.

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Cheryl (Frankfurt am Main, DE)
Very interesting

An information-packed talk with a lot of interesting interation with the audience. I very much enjoyed this seminar and I will sign-up for more seminars by Christian Breed.

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Anonymous (South Orange, US)
A Five Star Lecture

Christian Breed gave a very compressive introduction to his topic focusing on how abstract expressionism came to be, starting with Eduard Manet and bringing us to the present with Alma Thomas. While he began his talk with European art, he included information on Asian and African influences He knew his "stuff" and handled challenging questions particularly well in an affable manner. I would be happy to attend another of his conversations.

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Based on 6 reviews
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J.N. (New York, US)

Captivating and provocative presentation. Breed gave lots of good information and put artists and their product into historical context in multi-faceted ways. I won’t forget this lecture. A+

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Nancy (Winter Park, US)
Stimulating and intense.

I thoroughly enjoyed this lecture. Christian Breed is an excellent teacher and I found his explanations thought-provoking and Illuminative.

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Cheryl (Frankfurt am Main, DE)
Very interesting

An information-packed talk with a lot of interesting interation with the audience. I very much enjoyed this seminar and I will sign-up for more seminars by Christian Breed.

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Anonymous (South Orange, US)
A Five Star Lecture

Christian Breed gave a very compressive introduction to his topic focusing on how abstract expressionism came to be, starting with Eduard Manet and bringing us to the present with Alma Thomas. While he began his talk with European art, he included information on Asian and African influences He knew his "stuff" and handled challenging questions particularly well in an affable manner. I would be happy to attend another of his conversations.

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Anonymous (Santa Monica, US)

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