View works by Josef Albers and several contemporary artists influenced by his work.
“For me, abstraction is real, probably more real than nature. I’ll go further and say that abstraction is nearer my heart. I prefer to see with closed eyes.”
— Josef Albers (1966)
An accomplished designer, photographer, typographer, printmaker, and poet, Albers is best remembered for his work as an abstract painter and theorist.
The German-born American artist favored a very disciplined approach to composition. Most famous are his hundreds of paintings and prints that make up the series Homage to the Square. In this rigorous series, begun in 1949, Albers explored chromatic interactions with nested squares.
This exhibit is free and runs through Oct. 6.