Agnes Martin, Untitled #6.

Museum Exhibitions

Agnes Martin

The Untroubled Mind

Philadelphia Museum of Art

May 19 – October 14, 2018

Visionary and idiosyncratic, Agnes Martin (1912–2004) aimed to express universal emotional states in her precise, minimalist compositions. Her earliest works used imagery to reference the real world, but in the 1960s she developed her signature grids, which appear to extend endlessly beyond the canvas.

On view through October 14, 2018, Agnes Martin: The Untroubled Mind / Works from the Daniel W. Dietrich II Collection explores the ideas that shaped the artist’s work and reflects upon her friendship with collector Daniel W. Dietrich II, whose recent bequest to the Museum includes four paintings that form the centerpiece of this presentation. The exhibition features drawings, a sculpture, and archival materials related to Martin’s 1973 exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, which relaunched her career after a ten-year hiatus.

For more information about the exhibition, visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art's (opens in a new window) website.

  • Museum Exhibitions — Agnes Martin at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, May 27, 2018