Bruce Conner
American Art 1961–2001
Walker Art Center Collections
Palazzo Strozzi / May 28 – Aug 29, 2021
Florence, Italy

Palazzo Strozzi presents American Art 1961–2001, a major exhibition taking a new perspective on the history of contemporary art in the United States from the Walker Art Center Collections. The exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of over 80 works by 53 artists including Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Sol LeWitt, Louise Nevelson, Roy Lichtenstein, Catherine Opie, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra, Claes Oldenburg, Lorna Simpson, Nam June Paik, Carolee SchneemannMartha RoslerJenny Holzer, Bruce Nauman, Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Matthew Barney, Kerry James Marshall, Jasper Johns, and many others, exhibited in Florence through a collaboration with the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Exhibiting many formative works for the first time in Italy, the exhibition examines the most important figures and movements that marked the development of American art from the beginning of the Vietnam War to the 9/11 attacks.

Curated by Vincenzo de Bellis (Curator and Associate Director of Programs, Visual Arts, Walker Art Center) and Arturo Galansino (Director General, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi)