Hirshhorn Plaza

Thu, Apr 8 2010

When Josef Albers came to the United States from Germany in 1933, he brought art and ideas grounded in utopian idealism and pure abstraction that he explored and shared throughout his career, including during his tenure at Black Mountain College in North Carolina in the 1930s and 1940s and at Yale University in the 1950s. Senior curator Valerie Fletcher examines how this artist tirelessly pursued the elusive subtleties of materials, form, and, most notably, color, and inspired countless students with his expertise, insight, and enthusiasm.

Recorded on April 6, 2010.

Length: 39:28 | Download