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BSL Tour: Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin Friendship 1963

Agnes MartinFriendship 1963incised gold leaf and gesso on canvas

Museum of Modern Art, New York

This is the first retrospective of Agnes Martin’s work since 1994. Martin lived and worked in New York, becoming a key figure in the male-dominated fields of 1950s and 1960s abstraction. Covering the full breadth of her practice, this extensive exhibition will reveal Martin’s early and little known experiments with different media and trace her development from abstraction to grids and striped canvases that became her hallmark.  Martin believed that spiritual inspiration and not intellect created great work. ‘Without awareness of beauty, innocence and happiness’ Martin wrote ‘one cannot make works of art’.

This tour is delivered in BSL by guide Jonathan Brown.

If you have any other access needs that you would like to let us know about please contact: Anna Murray, Assistant Curator: Access anna.murray@tate.org.ukor call +44 (0)20 7887 8888

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

3 July 2015 at 20.00–21.00