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Josef Albers
Homage to the Square, 1957
oil on masonite
24 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (62.2 x 62.2 cm)
1976.1.64
Anni Albers
Red Meander, 1954
linen and cotton
20 1/2 × 14 3/4 in. (52 × 37.5 cm)
Private collection 1954.12.1

2022 The Hague, The Netherlands

Anni en Josef Albers (Anni and Josef Albers) is a retrospective featuring over 200 works, including paintings, photographs, furniture, drawings, and textiles. The exhibition shows the evolution of both artists over the course of their long careers. Although Anni and Josef worked with different materials, the exhibition reveals their mutual influence, sharing the same sense of color, rhythm, and form that reflects the principles of the Bauhaus and an interest in materials and experimentation.

Josef Albers
Study to Homage to the Square: Veiled, 1958
oil on masonite
30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Tennessee

2022 Memphis, Tennessee

Josef Albers: Opening Eyes features works from the Art Museum of the University of Memphis's collection, including three paintings from the artist's Homage to the Square series. Most of AMUM's Albers's works are gifts of professor of architecture William Huff, who knew Albers at Yale and collected directly from the artist. In the 1940s, Josef Albers and his wife, the textile artist Anni Albers, taught at Black Mountain College, an experimental institute in North Carolina. Later, Albers related that on his first day a student asked what he intended to teach. His answer, the first English words he uttered as a professor, was "to open eyes." Albers's work as an artist and a teacher explored the "eye-opening" space between what one sees and what one knows.

Josef Albers
Homage to the Square: Black Setting, 1951
oil on masonite
32 x 32 in. (81.3 x 81.3 cm)
1976.1.747
Josef Albers
Homage to the Square, 1950
oil on masonite
16 x 16 in. (40.6 x 40.6 cm)
1976.1.1313
Josef Albers
Study for Homage to the Square: Now, 1962
oil on masonite
24 x 24 in. (61 x 61 cm)
1976.1.65

2022 Bottrop, Germany

Josef Albers. Huldigung an das Quadrat (Josef Albers: Homage to the Square) is a major exhibition of ninety works dedicated to the extraordinary cycle of Homage paintings that Josef Albers created from 1950 until his death in 1976. Early works from the 1940s provide a context for Albers's first Homage, painted in the summer of 1950, while the Homages of the 1950s and 1960s show Albers's evolving understanding of color. The exhibition is the inaugural show in the museum's new wing and features works from the museum's collection as well as loans from international museums.