Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas
This exhibition examines intersections between the art-making and art-collecting strategies of the Alberses, two of the most influential figures of 20th-century modernism. Between 1935 and 1967, the couple made numerous trips to Latin America, and amassed a large collection of ancient artworks from the region. The exhibition looks at these objects in depth and considers how Anni and Josef’s collection supported their aesthetic sensibilities and teaching practice. In addition to objects from the ancient Americas, the show gathers together dozens of works that the couple made, including textiles, paintings, and rarely studied photographs that Josef took at archaeological sites and museums. Find out more about the ‘Small-Great Objects’ exhibition from the Yale University Art Gallery’s website.