Here Is Your Nasty, Glorious, Freewheeling Alternative History Of American Art

October 30, 2014 1:48 PM

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Here Is Your Nasty, Glorious, Freewheeling Alternative History Of American Art

It's possible to create a neat and tidy map tracing the progress of American art over the last 50 years. Yes, you can draw some sort of shape connecting Pop Art to Minimalism to Conceptual Art, highlighting the famed (often white and male) artists associated with each.

It's certainly viable, and often probable, that American art will be recorded and remembered in this way. But it's a stagnant, small portrait compared to the one offered by the RISD Museum in their current exhibition "What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art, from 1960 to the Present." Instea...

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