About This Exhibition

Josef Albers (1888–1976) is a major 20th century artist, as an influential theorist and pioneer at the German Bauhaus, an innovative art and design school founded in 1918. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1933 and taught at the legendary Black Mountain College and Yale University.

In 1963, Albers published The Interaction of Color, a book that has been reprinted countless times and continues to be a staple in art and design classes. Forty years after its first issue, the Wichita Art Museum presents this modest exhibition with selections from the permanent collection to mark Albers’ ingenuity and influence.

Abstract works in exuberant color by Albers as well as by Max Bill, Ilya Bolotowsky, and Richard Anuszkiewicz, are included in the dynamic installation.

Layered blocks of orange

Josef Albers, Homage to the Square: MMA-2, from the Commemorative Suite for the 100th Anniversary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970. Serigraph
on paper, 15 1/16 x 15 1/8 in. Wichita Art Museum, Gift of Adeline Dorsky