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Contemplations: Dan Ramirez Works from the Permanent Collection

March 25 – October 9, 2016

The work of Dan Ramirez (b. 1941, Chicago) explores the unknown, the spiritual and the beautiful, in an intellectual, philosophical and poetic manner. The Minimalist Movement and Geometric Abstraction were his point of departure. The works of art in this exhibition were created within a thirty-year period and are part of the Museum’s Permanent Collection. The Romantic painter from Germany Caspar David Friedrich, the U.S. painter Barnett Newman, the French composer Olivier Messiaen, and the gothic architecture of Santa Maria de Toledo, Spain have significantly influenced the composition of these works.

Participating Artists

Dan Ramirez


Dolores Mercado

Organizing Institution

National Museum of Mexican Art

Displayed at

National Museum of Mexican Art Rubin & Paula Torres Gallery