New Sensation:

The Story of Op Art (Virtual Lecture)

Joe Houston, artist, curator, and contributing author for the Moving Vision catalogue.

This presentation explores the cultural and art historical context of the 1960s that gave rise to a radical approach to painting, which made the viewer’s own perception the central subject of the art work. While Op art seemed to emerge overnight on as a fully-fledged international art movement, Joe Houston traces its deeper origins and makes the case for its inevitability in the continuum of modernism.

$5 for members; $8 for non-members


Credits: Reginald Neal (American, 1909–1992) Eight of a Maze-Blue and White, 1965, Lithograph and Plexiglas construction, 21 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Museum purchase with funds from the Beaux Arts Society Fund for Acquisitions and the Pauline Morrison Ledbetter Collections Endowment, 2016.061 © Estate of Reginald Neal.

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