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Morris Louis: Major Themes and Variations
September 12, 1976 – January 9, 1977
Main Floor, Galleries 68, 69, 70, 71 (4,000 sq. ft.)

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 16 large, late paintings by Morris Louis, a founder of the Washington Color School, were assembled by E.A. Carmean Jr., curator of 20th-century art. The works dated from 1954 to Louis' death in 1962.

Attendance: 182,733

Catalog: Morris Louis, Major Themes and Variations, by E.A. Carmean Jr. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1976.

Image: Morris Louis, Beta Kappa, 1961, acrylic on canvas, Gift of Marcella Louis Brenner, 1970.21.1