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 points of departure. The works of art in this exhibition were created in a twenty-eight 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.