“Opening Abstraction” and “Identity & Inspiration”

Now you see them.

"Ex-Patriot" by George Morrison (Chippewa), 1964.  Image courtesy Philbrook Museum of Art.

“Ex-Patriot” by George Morrison (Chippewa), 1964. Image courtesy Philbrook Museum of Art.

Continuing

Philbrook Downtown continues its inaugural exhibitions Opening Abstraction and Identity & Inspiration as the Brady Arts District gallery heads long into its second year. Opening Abstraction focuses on the abstract art of the 20th century and the open context of interpretation best used to approach these works. Drawn mostly from Philbrook Museum of Art’s permanent collection, Opening Abstraction includes works by Leonardo Drew, Willem deKoonig, Robert Rauschenberg and Georgia O’Keeffe. Identity & Inspiration addresses both concepts in pieces by American Indian artists and crafters across generations. The collection highlights cultural arts such as basketry, beadwork, clothing and objects from ceremonial and daily life in addition to contemporary work by artists challenging boundaries through subject, materials and influence. Both exhibits are expected to continue into mid 2015. Philbrook Downtown is located at 116 E. Brady St., Tulsa. For hours and admission information, visit www.philbrook.org.