What's Op? exhibition

Image (detail): Victor Vasarely, Etude Sir-Ris, 1952/65, Tempera on panel, UWM Art Collection, Gift of Blanche and Henry Rosenberg, 1974.284

What's Op?

September 12 - October 10, 2013

Op Art, or Optical Art, an international style that witnessed greatest success in the 1960s-70s, is recognized for visually mesmerizing abstract compositions that create an intense perceptual experience for the viewer. Drawing from the UWM Art Collection, What’s Op? showcases artwork by some of the movement’s key artists: Victor Vasarely, Bridget Riley, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Yaacov Agam and others, and reveals the diversity of styles used to create optically agitated images.

Join us for the opening reception
Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 5-7pm
Gallery talk by Professor Kenneth Bendiner, 5:30pm

Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 am - 4 pm
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Art History Gallery
Mitchell Hall, Room 154
3203 North Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Exhibition postcard