“Donald Judd: Paintings” Members Preview
Join ICA Miami for a night celebrating the opening of “Donald Judd: Paintings,” the first museum exhibition dedicated to 14 rarely exhibited or published paintings, created from 1959 to 1961. Admission is free with museum membership and RSVP. Not a member? Join today!
One of the most significant artists of the twentieth century, the radical ideas and work of Donald Judd (b. 1928, Excelsior Springs, Missouri; d. 1994, New York) continue to provoke and influence the fields of art, architecture, and design. Before transitioning to work in three dimensions, Judd began as a painter and an art critic, having studied philosophy and art history at Columbia University and painting at the Art Students League. He developed his idea of the permanent installation of his work and collections first in New York, at 101 Spring Street, and later in Marfa, Texas. Throughout his lifetime Judd advocated for the importance of art and artistic expression; he regarded land preservation, empirical knowledge, and engaged citizenship as fundamental aspects of society and he wrote extensively on these and other subjects.
“Donald Judd: Paintings” is organized by ICA Miami and curated by Ellen Salpeter, ICA Miami Director; Alex Gartenfeld, Deputy Director and Chief Curator; and Flavin Judd, Curator and Co-President of Judd Foundation.