National Gallery of Art Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Harry Cooper considers Morris Louis's technique and aesthetics in the painting Seal.
In the 1960s, the Phillips's colorist tradition found new expression in the Washington Color School and the pure stains of Morris Louis. Seal, a recent gift from the Marcella Brenner Revocable Trust, is showcased with four drawings and three paintings as part of the museum’s 90th anniversary celebration.
Director's Perspective: Eye to Eye: Joseph Marioni at the Phillips
(Oct 22, 2011–Jan 29, 2012)
Happy 90th Birthday, Phillips!
(Nov 5, 2011)
Eye to Eye: Joseph Marioni at the Phillips
Morris Louis's Seal at the Phillips
(Sep 8, 2011)
Will Ryman's Roses: 58th Street
(Aug 4, 2011-Jan 5, 2012)
Sam Gilliam, Flour Mill
(Jan 29-Apr 24, 2011)
Behind-the-Scenes with Howard Hodgkin's As Time Goes By
(Jan 8–May 8, 2011)