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Charlotte's Scene

Jan. 11 to July 17, Deering Library lobby

Charlotte Moorman electrified the avant-garde scene in 1960s New York with her experimental approaches to music, performance and pure spectacle. While the Block Museum celebrates Moorman’s enormous creative output with two exhibits: “A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s-1980s”  and "Don't Throw Anything Out: Charlotte Moorman's Archive" (through July 17), the library’s exhibit in Deering lobby gives a glimpse of other avant-garde artists before, during and after Moorman’s yeas on the scene. 

Drawn from related archives held in the Music Library and Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, items like scores, publications, photos and promotional fliers illuminate a time when artists rebelled against the rigidity of postwar culture by challenging – perhaps even rewriting the definitions of art.