Transcendence: Abstraction & Symbolism in the American West

Exhibition Website

Showcasing NEHMA's important collection of art from the American West after World War I through the present day, Transcendence: Abstraction and Symbolism in the American West includes over sixty works by artists spanning painting, photography, sculpture, works on paper, pottery, video, and mixed media. 

The exhibition surveys both American Indian and and non-native artists who employ abstraction and symbolism to convey their experiences and interpretations of the American West. Complementing Abstraction and the Dreaming, the exhibition explores how these artists utilize these conceptual processes to convey responses to place, spirituality, and cultural identity.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Western
  • Abstraction

Exhibition Venues & Dates