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Woodward Gallery presents this never-before-seen exhibition to reveal a very different side of Reinhardt, and a corpus of work devoted to art’s other great subject: Eros, embodied here by 92 drawings, collages, cards, found objects and love letters to his muse Olga Sheirr.

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Scrutinizing Ad Reinhardt’s best-known works – the so-called black paintings – attentive viewers discover numinous voids and luminous crosses. Their subtleties demand that we fine-tune our vision, and their spirit invites us to envision one of the two preeminent themes in art and life: Thanatos, or death; not as an object of fear, but rather as a world of wonderment.

Woodward Gallery presents …

Scrutinizing Ad Reinhardt’s best-known works – the so-called black paintings – attentive viewers discover numinous voids and luminous crosses. Their subtleties demand that we fine-tune our vision, and their spirit invites us to envision one of the two preeminent themes in art and life: Thanatos, or death; not as an object of fear, but rather as a world of wonderment.

Woodward Gallery presents this never-before-seen exhibition to reveal a very different side of Reinhardt, and a corpus of work devoted to art’s other great subject: Eros, embodied here by 92 drawings, collages, cards, found …