Guided Tour - Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection

William Tarr, 'Study for Gates of the Six Million,' ca. 1980, bronze. University of Michigan Museum of Art, Bequest of Gertrude Kasle, 2016/2.113 William Tarr, 'Study for Gates of the Six Million,' ca. 1980, bronze. University of Michigan Museum of Art, Bequest of Gertrude Kasle, 2016/2.113
This exhibition celebrates Gertrude Kasle (1917–2016), a key figure in the formation of Detroit’s contemporary art community in the 1960s and 70s. A pioneering female gallerist, Kasle provided midwest audiences with a venue in which to experience avant-garde art from centers like New York City, while also supporting and exhibiting regional artists. Featuring a collection of paintings, works on paper, and sculptures from the height of the Abstract Expressionist movement through the early twenty-first century including Philip Guston, Jane Hammond, Grace Hartigan, Jasper Johns, Michele Oka Doner, and Robert Rauschenberg, among others. Join docents as they explore a dynamic moment in Detroit’s cultural history and insight into Kasle’s love of looking and learning.

Lead support for 'Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection' is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Michigan Medicine, and the University of Michigan CEW Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund.
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