American Art in the 1960s – talk by Dr. Stephen Moonie

2 min read  ·  05 Oct 2022

HENI Art Club presents American Art in the 1960s, a talk by art historian Dr. Stephen Moonie.

Taking Michael Blackwood’s iconic 1972 film American Art in the 1960s as a starting point to journey through this time of cultural revolution. Dr Moonie will focus on key artists including Jasper Johns, Clement Greenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Donald Judd, and more, exploring themes including the emphasis on the surface in modernist painting, the turn towards three-dimensional objects, and the rise of pop.

American Art in the 1960s follows artists including Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, Helen Frankenthaler, and more as they venture through the movements of pop art, abstract expressionism, collage, sculpture and expressionistic cubism. Their audience followed along loyally as the artists dove into new imagery that held a mirror up to society and examined the roots of culture. With no fear of experimenting with new mediums, the artists discuss the inspiration behind their work and the desire they feel to create.