From Blast to Pop: Aspects of Modern British Art 1915–1965

April 17 –June 15, 1997

Organized from the Smart Museum’s little-known collection of British paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, Blast to Pop explored the complex chronology and diverse artistic traditions of British Modernism.

Featuring over one hundred works by important British avant-garde artists such as Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and William Turnbull, the show explored the period between two defining movements in English Modernism: Vorticism, England’s first abstract art movement, and British Pop art of the late 1950s.