New Frontiers: American Art Since 1945

John N. Stern and Ellen Johnson Galleries
August 29 - December 23, 2006

Drawn entirely from the AMAM's important permanent collection, this exhibition highlights major postwar practices in modern and contemporary art, including Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism and Conceptual Art, as well as a wide selection of new work in a variety of media. On view are paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints by Chuck Close, Jim Dine, Willem de Kooning, Eva Hesse, Agnes Martin, Claes Oldenburg, Kiki Smith, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol, among others. The exhibition includes an important recent acquisition, Kiki Smith's Banshee Pearls (1991), generously given to the AMAM by Dr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Ross.

Organized by Andria Derstine, Curator of Western Art


Kiki Smith (American, b. 1954)
Banshee Pearls (detail), 1991
12 four-color lithographs
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Ross, 2006.8

Related Programming
Saturday, October 28

King Sculpture Court, 2:00 pm
An Oberlin student ensemble will play works from 1950 to the present in conjunction with the exhibition New Frontiers.

Tuesday, December 12
John N. Stern and Ellen Johnson Galleries, 2:00 pm
Brian Alegant, Professor of Music Theory, will discuss some contemporary works from the exhibition New Frontiers.