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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.)

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

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.