Abstract Expressionist New York
October 3, 2010–April 25, 2011MEMBER PREVIEWS ON NOW
The Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Painting and Sculpture Galleries, fourth floor
Drawn entirely from the Museum’s vast holdings, Abstract Expressionist New York underscores the achievements of a generation that catapulted New York City to the center of the international art world during the 1950s, and left as its legacy some of the twentieth century’s greatest masterpieces. Galleries on the fourth floor present Abstract Expressionist paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, films, and archival materials in a display subtitled The Big Picture, marking the first time in the history of the new Museum building that a full floor has been devoted to a single theme. The exhibition continues on the floors below, where focused shows—Rock Paper Scissors in the second-floor Prints and Illustrated Books Galleries, and Ideas Not Theories in the third-floor Drawings Galleries—reveal distinct facets of the movement as it developed in diverse mediums, adding to a historical overview of the era and giving a sense of its great depth and complexity. Please note that these latter two gallery installations close on February 28, 2011.
The exhibition is made possible by Hyundai Card Company.
Major support is provided by Donald B. Marron and The Dana Foundation.
Additional funding is provided by Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, David Teiger, and Sally and Wynn Kramarsky.
AbExNY Visitor Package
Enrich your visit to Abstract Expressionist New York with this convenient, discounted package, which includes Museum admission, the exhibition publication, and a voucher for MoMA's cafes and restaurant. Available at the Information or Ticketing desks in MoMA’s lobby.
Early Viewing Hours
Wednesdays–Mondays, through December 13, 9:30–10:30 a.m.
Members get special early viewing hours of Abstract Expressionist New York: The Big Picture before the Museum opens to the public. Early Viewing Hours are open to all members and their guests. Present your membership card and/or member guest admission ticket at the Museum entrance. Breakfast will be available for purchase at Terrace 5, including fresh-baked breads, coffee, and mimosas.
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