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What is abstract expressionism? - Sarah Rosenthal

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If you visit a museum with a collection of modern and contemporary art, you’re likely to see works that sometimes elicit the response, “My cat could make that, so how is it art?” But is it true? Could anyone create one of Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings? Sarah Rosenthal dives into the Abstract Expressionist movement in hopes of answering that question.

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  • Educator Sarah Rosenthal
  • Director Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat
  • Composer Cem Misirlioglu
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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