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Maxine Warren: The Universe in a Monotype

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This exhibition highlights the monotype prints of under-recognized Oklahoma modernist Maxine Warren (1927-2014). After completing an art degree at OSU with well-known regionalist Doel Reed, the Ponca City native went on to dedicate her art to abstraction. Warren relied on her intuition, abstract painterly technique, and vivid color palette to ponder universal truths, such as the redemptive power of love and optimism.

Along with establishing Maxine Warren’s achievement, this exhibition adds to our understanding of women artists’ contributions to postwar abstraction in the Southwest. Drawn from the OSU Museum of Art collection, Maxine Warren: The Universe in a Monotype is on view from Nov. 14, 2017, through Feb. 3, 2018.


Related Programs

Opening Reception
Nov. 14 | Join us in celebrating the exhibition. 5 to 7 pm. (A curator's talk by Tiffany Sides will begin at 6.)

Nov. 30 | An evening of experimental art making and conversation led by local artist and OSU student Audrey Gleason. 6 pm. 

2nd Saturday
Jan. 13 | Free, hands-on art activities for visitors of all ages and abilities. This month's activities will focus on themes found in Maxine Warren's work. 11 am to 3 pm.

Lunch + Learn: Tiffany Sides
Jan. 30 | Tiffany Sides, exhibition curator, will discuss the work on view.  12 pm. 


Media Kit

Press Release



Major support for the exhibition is provided by Jim Vallion, Malinda and Dick Fischer, OSU Museum of Art Advocates, OSU Museum of Art Founding Patrons and Charter Members, and the OSU/A&M Board of Regents.

On view: 
November 14, 2017 to February 03, 2018