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Postwar art indirect, speakers say

Posted: March 9, 2014 at 1:36 a.m.

Carol Cooper of Rogers, left, and Gregory Janicke [cqrm] of Bentonville, right, look back at one of about half a dozen abstract expressionist paintings Saturday in the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art's Twentieth CenturyArt gallery. The two were among a handful in attendance at an "art talk," led by Sara Segerlin, a senior educator at the museum, discussing the reaction to war in the abstract expressionist art of the post-World War II era. The talk was one in a series of recurring discussions designed to expose patrons to collections within the museum, and the social context in which individual works were created.

BENTONVILLE — A handful of art lovers in Northwest Arkansas took the opportunity Saturday to participate in a discussion of one of the major movements in the history of American art and how the artists of the 20th century reacted to the atrocities of World War II.

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