Vital Forms: American Art and Design in the Atomic Age, 1940-1960

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Examines the emergence of abstract organic forms and their assimilation into the popular arts and culture of American life from 1940-1960, covering advertising, decorative arts, commercial design, and the fine arts.

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Exhibition Schedule: Brooklyn Museum of Art, Oct. 12, 2001-Jan. 6, 2002, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Feb. 16-May 12, 2002; The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, June 21-Sept. 15, 2002; Los Angeles County Museum of Art Nov. 17, 2002-Feb. 23, 2003

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Brooke Kamin Rapaport is associate curator, Department of Contemporary Art, at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
Kevin L. Stayton is chair, Department of Decorative Arts, at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

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