The Colby College Museum of Art will open the exhibition Brand-New and Terrific: Alex Katz in the Fifties in July. The title is taken from an old essay of Katz’s that references the then-emerging consumer culture.

“There’s a pictorial sort of decorum,” said Katz Curator Diana Tuite, “and he’s really beginning to interrogate portraiture. It’s wonderful that this is the decade of so many firsts.”

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