Global Gestures: Post-war Abstraction from the Lowenthal Collection

Exhibition Dates
February 15 – March 21 2019
Exhibition Location
University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, University of Pittsburgh

Global Gestures: Post-War Abstraction from the Lowenthal Collection highlights paintings from the late 1950s and early 1960s by artists from Britain, Japan, India, Italy and Venezuela, all donated to the University Art Gallery in the 1980s by Pittsburgh collectors, Anne and Alexander Lowenthal and their children. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a work by Indian modernist painter V.S. Gaitonde (1921-2001). Gaitonde’s Untitled (1959) has not been on view since its donation to the UAG in 1985.  For this occasion, the work has undergone conservation and treatment.


Special thanks to HAA graduate students Emily Finkelstein, Rebecca Giordano, Adriana Miramontes, and Brooke Wyatt for their contributions to this exhibition.

Related program: 
Writing Workshop: Paint to Page 
Tuesday, Feb. 26  |  3-4:30 p.m.
University Art Gallery, University of PIttsburgh
Led by Pitt's Center for Creativity

Ekphrasis refers to writing inspired by art. Join us in the University Art Gallery to explore and write around artwork from Global Gestures: Post-War Abstraction from the Lowenthal Collection.

This will be a generative workshop, with an emphasis on producing text (poetry and/or prose) in an informal and judgment-free zone. No prior writing experience is required: amateurs and beginners are welcome! Materials and supplies provided.

Facilitated by Erik Schuckers, Center for Creativity: The Workshop. Erik's poetry and nonfiction have appeared in several journals, including Clockhouse, PANK, and Chelsea Station, and he has a special interest in combining words and images through collage, Instagram, and zines.

This workshop is free and open to members of the University of Pittsburgh community: students, faculty, and staff.