The Frost Art Museum Presents COLOR ON COLOR

Color on Color

A new exhibition with Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Buenos Aires (MACBA)

LEON POLK SMITH, Constellation edge of sight 2 Ovals N II, 1973, 2 Elements: 39 3/4 x 67 inches, 35 x 51 inches. Acrylic on canvas

(Miami, FL – June 21, 2011) – The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU presents COLOR ON COLOR- marking the first collaboration with Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Buenos Aires (MACBA). Curated by MACBA director Constanza Cerullo, the exhibition will draw from MACBA’s collection and will open on November 9th, 2011. This will be the first of an ongoing series of programs and exhibitions between the two institutions.

The exhibition, COLOR ON COLOR, presents to the viewer works by different artists in which the use of color is non-objective. In many of these instances, color is not used as a representation, but as the essence of the work. Even in the works that have representation or some kind of reference to the visible world, “the sublime” is evident not in the devastation or denial of the form as such, but in its contrast with the world of the finite and formal things.

About The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University
Approaching its 35th anniversary in 2012, The Frost Art Museum opened its current 46,000-square-foot state of the art building in November, 2008. Over 85,000 people have visited The Museum in its new building since its opening in November, 2008. Admission to The Museum is always free. The Frost is an AAM accredited museum and Smithsonian affiliate and is located at 10975 SW 17th St across from the Blue garage and adjacent to the Wertheim Performing Arts Center on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. Closed on Mondays and most legal holidays. For more information, please visit thefrost.fiu.edu or call 305-348-2890. Find The Frost Art Museum on Twitter and Facebook.

About Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Buenos Aires
MACBA collects, studies and exhibits Modern and Contemporary Art from Latin America and abroad. The museum promotes, and presents to the public, artworks that are representative of its mission and philosophy. This includes works by artists from movements such as Geometric Abstraction, Op Art, Kinetic Art, Spatialism, Zero Group and Color Field, among others. Part of this mission includes the promotion of Argentine artists at the international level, and the opportunity to foreign artists and institutions to exhibit their works at MACBA as participants in a global, cultural programming exchange.

About Florida International University
Florida International University is one of the 25 largest universities in the nation, with more than 42,000 students. Nearly 130,000 FIU alumni live and work in South Florida. Its colleges and schools offer more than 200 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations and law. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. The opening of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in August 2009 has enhanced the university’s ability to create lasting positive change in our community. For more information about FIU, visit FIU Online.

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