Groundbreaking Exhibition of Abstract Art Organized by Newark Museum

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NEWARK, NJ.- A groundbreaking exhibition presenting works by 68 abstract artists from Argentina, Brazil, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela is being organized as a spectacular finale to the Newark Museum’s 2009-2010 Centennial Celebration. The exhibition, entitled “Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s–50s”, is the first to bring together South American and U.S. geometric abstraction. “Constructive Spirit” provides a fresh and innovative look at this dynamic and cosmopolitan period of modernism in the Americas. The exhibition will be on view at the Newark Museum from February 17 through May 23, 2010. “Constructive Spirit” includes many never-before-seen works from the Newark Museum’s preeminent collection of U.S. art. “The Newark Museum has collected and presented international and abstract art throughout its 100-year history,” said Director Mary Sue Sweeney Pr