April 19 – July 27, 2003

Among American painters, the period 1958–1963 was a one of intense experimentation and increased activity that resulted in a profusion of new modes of representation. This exhibition is the second installment in an exploration of the burst of artistic activity that took place in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The Blanton’s collection of paintings from 1958–1963 is particularly rich, and Painting Explosion, Part II allows the public to become acquainted with an even broader cross–section of the museum’s permanent collection. While many works from Part I will remain on view, others will be replaced by additional paintings from the Blanton’s permanent collection, offering a fresh perspective on this historic period.