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Stepping Up to Gene Davis
November 18, 2016

Color Field artist Gene Davis once said "I became convinced that the way to make really good art was to do the outrageous, the unexpected—to be a renegade." To celebrate his philosophy and boldly declare that our new exhibition of his signature stripe paintings is now open, we have striped the museum's entrances. The stripes were made from a high resolution image of Davis' Hot Beat so you can see his brushstrokes. They are made of a non-skid vinyl and will not affect the historic nature of the building. Below are a few images of the stripes on our steps. Use #atSAAM to share your stair stripe photos

Gene Davis: Hot Beat is on view through April 2, 2017.

Gene Davis Exhibition

Installation of our Gene Davis-inspired steps begins at our G Street entrance. Our F Street entrance is also decked out with a similar pattern.

Gene Davis Exhibition

Putting the finishing touches on our steps.

Gene Davis Exhibition

Looking out from the museum entrance to the stripes at the top of the stairs.

Posted by Jeff on November 18, 2016 in American Art Here


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