'Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas'

Lee Boltin, Untitled (Josef Albers Holding West Mexican Figure in front of Homage to the Square: Auriferous), 1958.© Lee Boltin. Photo courtesy of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.
Lee Boltin, Untitled (Anni Albers with Pre-Columbian Head), 1958. © Lee Boltin. Photo courtesy of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.
Josef Albers, "Homage to the Square: Festive," 1951. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Anni Albers and the Josef Albers Foundation, Inc. The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society, New York.
A detail from Josef Albers' "To Mitla," 1940. The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. © 2017 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society, New York. Photo: Tim Nighswander
A detail from Anni Albers' "Study for Camino Real," 1967. The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. © 2017 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society, New York. Photo: Tim Nighswander.
Tapestry with Human Figure and Bird Design, Andes, Chimú, 1000–1476. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.
Hand Loom, Mexico, ca. 1930. Yale University Art Gallery, The Harriet Engelhardt Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. Paul Moore, 1958.
Vessel with Feline Mother Nursing Cubs, Andes, Chancay, A.D. 800–1300. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.
Standing Female Figurine, Mexico, Guanajuato, Chupícuaro, 400–100 B.C. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.
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"Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas," on view at the Yale University Art Gallery through June 18, explores the artists' deep engagement with ancient American art.
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