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Holtzman retrospective an eye-opener

Published October 01. 2013 4:00AM

For most of us, you either don't get abstract art - or you don't get it. Maybe that's the idea. On the other hand, True Art Heads probably DO get it - or at least some of it, or at least they SAY they do. For those of us in the non-comprehending category, well, sometimes abstract art is at least cool to look at. In any case, this all explains why everyone with eyes should be intrigued by "Harry Holtzman and American Abstraction," a new exhibit opening Friday at the Florence Griswold Museum. It's the first-ever retrospective for Holtzman, a painter/sculptor/writer/teacher who was a major force in shaping American abstract art from the 1920s through the 1980s. Through Jan. 26, 2014. Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.; (860) 434-5542, florencegriswoldmuseum.org.

- Rick Koster

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