Art of the 1960s
May 22, 2021–September 12, 2021
This DAI-exclusive exhibition presents a look at one of the most transformative and often turbulent decades the world has ever experienced, the 1960s.
The visual arts of the decade reflect the social and political movements of the era, seen in diverse styles of Pop, Op, Minimalism and Conceptual art, and artists working in abstract styles responded to the influences of earlier artists. A continued rise in prosperity, particularly in America, brought about greater opportunities for artists and collectors, while the civil rights movement and sexual revolution offered greater participation in the arts. Through experimentation with new media, styles and forms, artists in the 1960s broke down boundaries between fine and popular art, a trend that continues today.
Drawing on the museum’s extensive collection and featuring artists who include Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine, Aka Pereyma, Robert Motherwell, Gene Davis, Sol LeWitt and many others, this exploration into the remarkable decade is organized by the Dayton Art Institute.
Reflect and Respond: Share Your Art with Us
Submission Deadline: August 1
The community is invited to create a work of art in response to the exhibition! Using materials and media of your choice, continue the conversation sparked by one of these works, evolve the direction, or create something new entirely. Share your art with us: follow the link below to upload an image of your artwork for possible inclusion in a web gallery.
Featured Image: James Rosenquist (American, 1933-2017), F-111 (Leo Castelli Gallery poster), 1965 (detail), offset lithograph. Gift of Mr. S. Bradley Gillaugh, 2019.20 © 2021 James Rosenquist Foundation, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Norma Landis & Rick Hoffman
Linda Black-Kurek Family Foundation
SUPPORTING MEDIA SPONSOR