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Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1956, pigmented hide glue and oil on canvas, Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., 1986.43.153

Introduction: Rothko Paintings

Focus: Exhibitions

  • Friday, February 9, 2024
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • Talks
  • In-person

This talk introduces the range of Mark Rothko’s paintings, from early figurative subjects and surrealist works to his soft-edged rectangular fields. We will consider Rothko’s interest in color theory, music, and spirituality and the historical context for his work. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Mark Rothko: Paintings on Paper, this talk focuses on works in the exhibition as well as those on view in the East Building Tower. Led by staff from the Department of Interpretation.

No registration required. Seating is on a first-come basis.