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This July, SAM is pleased to showcase Big Picture: Art After 1945. This exhibition focuses on several influential and parallel artistic developments in the decades following World War II. In the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, abstraction established itself in many guises as a dominant force to be reckoned with. From abstract expressionism, to gorgeous fields of color, to minimal manipulation of surface …

This July, SAM is pleased to showcase Big Picture: Art After 1945. This exhibition focuses on several influential and parallel artistic developments in the decades following World War II. In the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, abstraction established itself in many guises as a dominant force to be reckoned with. From abstract expressionism, to gorgeous fields of color, to minimal manipulation of surface and texture, painting and sculpture was the arena where these ideas found their most varied expression.

Within the folds of these developments came rumblings of a different nature—other artists began …

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