CBSnews.com reported: “A city-wide celebration called “Colorfield Remix” features some 30 different exhibits honoring the homegrown Washington Color School. The Washington Color School was in it’s heyday in the 1960s and was comprised of a small group of painters who were making big, bright works known as Color Field paintings: Artists like Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and Gene Davis who’s multi-striped canvases are the major inspiration for this paint-in.” Read more. Displays of Color Field paintings at local museums including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; The National Museum for Women in the Arts; The Phillips Collection; and Smithsonian American Art Museum / An exhibition at The Kreeger Museum of paintings and drawings by Gene Davis, a native Washingtonian and one of the Washington Color School’s most recognized figures / A public art project directed by the Corcoran College of Art and Design and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Students will paint stripes on Eighth Street between D and E streets NW The project, inspired by the 1987 commemorative street painting based on a Gene Davis work / The display at the National Gallery of Art of Helen Frankenthaler’s 1952 “Mountains and Sea,” a crucial painting in the development of the Color Field movement. / “Colorfield Remix,” through the end of July.
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