Art is shaped by shifting ideas, aesthetics, world views, and personal expression. But what do we do when we are confronted with works of art that are not easily interpreted? Sometimes we are perplexed by art that is not recognizable or without a grounding narrative. Learn to embrace the unknown beginning with works created during this multi-decade period when New York became the incubator for Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Minimalism. Investigate Jackson Pollock’s action painting, Mark Rothko’s color-field painting, and artists including Joan Mitchell and Helen Frankenthaler who galvanized generations of female artists.