Anne Truitt1921-2004

Smithsonian Institution - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Washington, DC

$20,000 toward an exhibition on the sculptor with accompanying monograph and related public programs, organized by museum curator Kristen Hileman. Orignally from Baltimore, Truitt spent the majority of her life in and around Washington, DC, creating geometric abstract sculptures that played a significant part in the Minimalist movement. Her carefully built wood structures, pain-stakenly layered with multiple coats of luminous paint, brought to attention the relationship between planes of structure and planes of color by celebrating what she described as “color in three dimensions, color set free…”