Collage, Assemblage, and Appropriation

25junAll Day29octCollage, Assemblage, and AppropriationEXHIBITION


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Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts? Definitely, if the imaginative works in this installation are any indication. Eleven selections from the Museum’s collection, including works by Larry Rivers, Ilse Getz, and Claes Oldenburg explore creation from readymade materials. In collage and assemblage, artists bring together two- or three-dimensional objects ranging from traditional art supplies to random everyday objects. On the other hand, an artist borrows or imitates the work of another artist to create a new work of appropriation art. See how these three processes have impacted 20th-century and contemporary art, separately and together.


The exhibition program at the Museum is supported through the generosity of the Harry C. Trexler Trust, Julius and Katheryn Hommer Foundation, The Century Fund, Bernard and Audrey Berman Foundation, Leon C. and June W. Holt Endowment, Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Friends of the Museum.

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June 25 (Sunday) - October 29 (Sunday) EST


Allentown Art Museum

31 North Fifth Street

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