Art since 1950


This teaching packet discusses artistic movements of the late 20th century, including abstract expressionism, pop art, minimalism, conceptualism, process art, neo-expressionism, and postmodernism, with attention to their critical reception and theoretical bases. The packet considers works by 27 painters and sculptors including Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Mark Rothko, David Smith, Martin Puryear, Anselm Kiefer, Susan Rothenberg, and Roy Lichtenstein (see full list below).

The Art since 1950 loan packet includes:

  • a 95-page booklet, with artists' biographies, a glossary, timeline, and teaching activities
  • six color study prints
  • an image CD or slideset with 40 works of art.

Artists included: Louise Bourgeois, Chuck Close, Sam Gilliam, Philip Guston, Eva Hesse, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Andy Kiefer, Willem de Kooning, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Long, Elizabeth Murray,  Barnett Newman, Claes Oldenburg, Sigmar Polke, Jackson Pollock, Martin Puryear, Robert Rauschenberg, Ad Reinhardt, Susan Rothenberg, Mark Rothko, David Smith, Tony Smith, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol

This teaching packet is available free of charge for a nine-month loan period, permitting extended use in classroom or library settings.


Art since 1950
(PDF 2.4MB, 95 pages)

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Art since 1950 (with image CD)

Art since 1950 (with slides)

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