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Oil on canvas, 7' 11 3/8&quot; x 17' 9 1/4&quot; (242.2 x 541.7 cm). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Heller. © 2010 Barnett Newman Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York " /> <h1>Featured Works in the Online Collection</h1> <p>What's "allover painting"? How did Mark Rothko mix and apply paint to achieve his signature style? 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Hans Hofmann taught there in 1932, after immigrating to the U.S. from Germany, before starting his own school the following year.</p> <p><a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abexny/map" class="more-info">View Full Map<span class="arrow">»</span></a></p> </div> </div> <div id="o20" class="overlay hidden shadow"> <a href="#" class="close"></a> <div class="label">2</div> <div class="wrapper"> <div class="audio-wrapper"> <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" width="312" height="20" class="audioPlayer_slim" align="middle"> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /> <param name="movie" value="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/audioPlayer_slim_ab_ex.swf?/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/media/audio/ipad_map/map_19.mp3" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /><embed src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/audioPlayer_slim_ab_ex.swf?pathToMp3=/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/media/audio/ipad_map/map_19.mp3" quality="high" bgcolor="#000000" width="312" height="20" name="audioPlayer_slim" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" /></object> </div> <h1>106 West 53 Street</h1> <p>Mark Rothko’s studio, 1952–56, his first studio that wasn’t part of his apartment</p> <p><a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abexny/map" class="more-info">View Full Map<span class="arrow">»</span></a></p> </div> </div> <div id="o30" class="overlay hidden shadow"> <a href="#" class="close"></a> <div class="label">3</div> <div class="wrapper"> <img src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/images/34.jpg" longdesc="Jackson Pollock. <i>The She-Wolf</i>. 1943. 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In 1943, she gave Jackson Pollock his first one-man exhibition—MoMA acquired its first Pollock work, <i>The She-Wolf</i>, from this show.</p> <p><a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abexny/map" class="more-info">View Full Map<span class="arrow">»</span></a></p> </div> </div> <div id="o40" class="overlay hidden shadow"> <a href="#" class="close"></a> <div class="label">4</div> <div class="wrapper"> <div class="audio-wrapper"> <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" width="312" height="20" class="audioPlayer_slim" align="middle"> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /> <param name="movie" value="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/audioPlayer_slim_ab_ex.swf?/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/media/audio/ipad_map/map_12.mp3" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /><embed src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/audioPlayer_slim_ab_ex.swf?pathToMp3=/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/media/audio/ipad_map/map_12.mp3" quality="high" bgcolor="#000000" width="312" height="20" name="audioPlayer_slim" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" /></object> </div> <div class="audio-wrapper"> <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" width="312" height="20" class="audioPlayer_slim" align="middle"> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /> <param name="movie" value="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/audioPlayer_slim_ab_ex.swf?/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/media/audio/ipad_map/map_13.mp3" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /><embed src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/audioPlayer_slim_ab_ex.swf?pathToMp3=/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/media/audio/ipad_map/map_13.mp3" quality="high" bgcolor="#000000" width="312" height="20" name="audioPlayer_slim" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" /></object> </div> <h1>15 East 57th Street</h1> <p><strong>Samuel Kootz Gallery, 1944–48<br /></strong> Showed the work of William Baziotes, Robert Motherwell, Hans Hofmann, and Adolph Gottlieb</p> <p><strong>The Betty Parsons Gallery, 1946–63<br /></strong> Parsons opened her own gallery in 1946 and exhibited work by Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, and Jackson Pollock. In 1948 Parsons mounted the first exhibition of Pollock’s work to feature paintings made in the “drip” technique, including MoMA’s <a href='/collection/browse_results.php?object_id=79070'><i>Full Fathom Five</i></a> (1947).</p> <p><strong>Sidney Janis Gallery, 1948–98 <br /></strong> The Sidney Janis Gallery was among those responsible for bringing great commercial success to the Abstract Expressionist artists. On May 5, 1959, <i>Time</i> magazine reported that by 8:15 a.m. a long line had formed outside the gallery of people trying to get into the opening of a de Kooning exhibition. By noon that day, 22 works had sold.</p> <p><a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abexny/map" class="more-info">View Full Map<span class="arrow">»</span></a></p> </div> </div> <div id="o50" class="overlay hidden shadow"> <a href="#" class="close"></a> <div class="label">5</div> <div class="wrapper"> <img src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/images/62.jpg" longdesc="The fourth-floor Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Painting and Sculpture Galleries of The Museum of Modern Art." /> <h1>11 West 53 Street<br />The Museum of Modern Art</h1> <p>MoMA and Abstract Expressionism have a long history together. In the 1940s, MoMA began acquiring individual works by artists such as Jackson Pollock, Robert Motherwell, and Arshile Gorky, at first showing them in survey exhibitions alongside figurative paintings, geometric abstractions, and other types of work. In the 1950s, the Museum organized exhibitions that focused on these artists (now known as Abstract Expressionists), for example <i>The New American Painting</i> (1958), which caused a sensation on its tour of eight European cities. In the 1960s, MoMA recognized Abstract Expressionists such as Gorky, Motherwell, Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Hans Hofmann, and Mark Rothko with one-person retrospectives. And in 1969 MoMA took a look back at the movement’s history with <i>The New American Painting and Sculpture: The First Generation</i>, an exhibition of about 150 Abstract Expressionist paintings and sculptures from the collection. The 2010 exhibition <i>Abstract Expressionist New York</i> is MoMA’s first large-scale survey of the movement, and of the Museum’s Abstract Expressionist collection, presented since then.</p> <p><img src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/map-images/84.jpg" alt="" longdesc="Installation view of <i>American Paintings from the Museum Collection</i> at MoMA, December 23, 1948–March 13, 1949. Photo: Soichi Sunami" /></p><p><img src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/map-images/85.jpg" alt="" longdesc="Installation view of <i>Recent American Acquisitions</i> at MoMA, March 14–April 30, 1957. Photo: Soichi Sunami" /></p><p><img src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/map-images/86.jpg" alt="" longdesc="Installation view of <i>The New American Painting and Sculpture: The First Generation</i> at MoMA, June 18–October 5, 1969. Photo: MoMA Department of Imaging Services, James Mathews" /></p><p><img src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/map-images/87.jpg" alt="" longdesc="Installation view of works by Mark Rothko in <i>The New American Painting and Sculpture: The First Generation</i> at MoMA, June 18–October 5, 1969. Photo: MoMA Department of Imaging Services, James Mathews" /></p> <p><a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abexny/map" class="more-info">View Full Map<span class="arrow">»</span></a></p> </div> </div> <div id="o60" class="overlay hidden shadow"> <a href="#" class="close"></a> <div class="label">6</div> <div class="wrapper"> <div class="audio-wrapper"> <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" width="312" height="20" class="audioPlayer_slim" align="middle"> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /> <param name="movie" value="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/audioPlayer_slim_ab_ex.swf?/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/media/audio/ipad_map/map_15.mp3" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /><embed src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/audioPlayer_slim_ab_ex.swf?pathToMp3=/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/media/audio/ipad_map/map_15.mp3" quality="high" bgcolor="#000000" width="312" height="20" name="audioPlayer_slim" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" /></object> </div> <h1>375 Park Avenue<br />Seagram Building</h1> <p>In 1958 Mark Rothko was commissioned to paint a series of murals for the Philip Johnson–designed Four Seasons restaurant, located in Mies van der Rohe’s newly built Seagram Building. Rothko ultimately abandoned the project, deciding that his somber paintings were unsuited to the boisterous atmosphere of a restaurant.</p> <p><a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abexny/map" class="more-info">View Full Map<span class="arrow">»</span></a></p> </div> </div> <!--<div id="o70" class="overlay hidden shadow"> <a href="#" class="close"></a> <div class="label">7</div> <div class="wrapper"> <img src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/images/71.jpg" /> <h1>242 West 14th Street<br />Franz Kline’s last studio, 1957–62</h1> <p><a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abexny/map" class="more-info">View Full Map<span class="arrow">»</span></a></p> </div> </div> --> <div id="o70" class="overlay hidden shadow"> <a href="#" class="close"></a> <div class="label">7</div> <div class="wrapper"> <img src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/images/71.jpg" longdesc="Franz Kline in his studio in 1954. Photo by Fritz Goro/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images" /> <h1>473 Sixth Avenue<br />Franz Kline’s studio, 1944–57</h1> <p><a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abexny/map" class="more-info">View Full Map<span class="arrow">»</span></a></p> </div> </div> <div id="o80" class="overlay hidden shadow"> <a href="#" class="close"></a> <div class="label">8</div> <div class="wrapper"> <h1>52 West 8th Street<br />Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, 1938–58 </h1> <p>The artist Hans Hofmann was also an influential teacher and theorist. His students included Louise Nevelson, Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, and Joan Mitchell. Hofmann set up his first school in 1915, in Munich. In 1932 he settled in New York, teaching at the Art Students League and a year later starting his own school. The school relocated a couple of times before settling at 52 West 8th Street in 1938.</p> <p><a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abexny/map" class="more-info">View Full Map<span class="arrow">»</span></a></p> </div> </div> <div id="o90" class="overlay hidden shadow"> <a href="#" class="close"></a> <div class="label">9</div> <div class="wrapper"> <div class="audio-wrapper"> <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" width="312" height="20" class="audioPlayer_slim" align="middle"> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /> <param name="movie" value="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/audioPlayer_slim_ab_ex.swf?/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/media/audio/ipad_map/map_07.mp3" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /><embed src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/audioPlayer_slim_ab_ex.swf?pathToMp3=/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/media/audio/ipad_map/map_07.mp3" quality="high" bgcolor="#000000" width="312" height="20" name="audioPlayer_slim" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" /></object> </div> <h1>Southeast corner of Sixth Avenue and 8th Street<br />Waldorf Cafeteria</h1> <p>“During World War II, the Waldorf Cafeteria on Sixth Avenue off Eighth Street became the favorite hangout for downtown painters and sculptors. However, they were not comfortable there; when the weather permitted, they assembled in nearby Washington Square Park. The cafeteria was a gloomy and cruddy place, full of Greenwich Village bums, delinquents, and cops. The management did not want the artists; they just drank coffee, and were often too poor to buy even a cup. What was worse, since hot water was free, some artists would bring their own tea bags, or use the ketchup on the tables to concoct tomato soup. To harass them, the Waldorf managers allowed only four persons to sit at a table, forbade smoking and, for a time, even locked the toilet. In reaction, the artists began to frequent the Cedar and to think about forming their own club.”<div class='float-right text-white'>—Art critic Irving Sandler, from <i>A Sweeper-Up After Artists</i> (2004)</div><div class='clear'></div></p> <p><a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abexny/map" class="more-info">View Full Map<span class="arrow">»</span></a></p> </div> </div> <div id="o100" class="overlay hidden shadow"> <a href="#" class="close"></a> <div class="label">10</div> <div class="wrapper"> <div class="audio-wrapper"> <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" width="312" height="20" class="audioPlayer_slim" align="middle"> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /> <param name="movie" value="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/audioPlayer_slim_ab_ex.swf?/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/media/audio/ipad_map/map_06.mp3" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /><embed src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/audioPlayer_slim_ab_ex.swf?pathToMp3=/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/media/audio/ipad_map/map_06.mp3" quality="high" bgcolor="#000000" width="312" height="20" name="audioPlayer_slim" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" /></object> </div> <h1>39 East 8th Street<br />The Club, 1949–62</h1> <p>The Club was a rented space where the Abstract Expressionist artists met to talk about art. In addition to engaging in casual conversation, the artists used the location as a venue for organized lectures, film screenings, and symposia.</p> <p><a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abexny/map" class="more-info">View Full Map<span class="arrow">»</span></a></p> </div> </div> <div id="o110" class="overlay hidden shadow"> <a href="#" class="close"></a> <div class="label">11</div> <div class="wrapper"> <img src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/images/77.jpg" longdesc="Artists talking outside the Cedar Street Tavern, 1950s or early 1960s. Photo by Fred W. McDarrah/Getty Images" /> <div class="audio-wrapper"> <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" width="312" height="20" class="audioPlayer_slim" align="middle"> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /> <param name="movie" value="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/audioPlayer_slim_ab_ex.swf?/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/media/audio/ipad_map/map_05.mp3" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /><embed src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/audioPlayer_slim_ab_ex.swf?pathToMp3=/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/media/audio/ipad_map/map_05.mp3" quality="high" bgcolor="#000000" width="312" height="20" name="audioPlayer_slim" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" /></object> </div> <h1>24 University Place<br />Cedar Street Tavern</h1> <p>The Abstract Expressionist artists frequented the Cedar Street Tavern, often called the Cedar Bar, from the late 1940s until it closed in 1963. The site of legendary brawls as well as nurturer to many friendships and romances, the Cedar was often the destination for celebrating successful gallery openings.</p> <p><a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abexny/map" class="more-info">View Full Map<span class="arrow">»</span></a></p> </div> </div> <div id="o120" class="overlay hidden shadow"> <a href="#" class="close"></a> <div class="label">12</div> <div class="wrapper"> <div class="audio-wrapper"> <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" width="312" height="20" class="audioPlayer_slim" align="middle"> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /> <param name="movie" value="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/audioPlayer_slim_ab_ex.swf?/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/media/audio/ipad_map/map_02.mp3" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /><embed src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/audioPlayer_slim_ab_ex.swf?pathToMp3=/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/media/audio/ipad_map/map_02.mp3" quality="high" bgcolor="#000000" width="312" height="20" name="audioPlayer_slim" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" /></object> </div> <h1>46 East 8th Street<br />Jackson Pollock’s apartment and studio, early 1930s–1946</h1> <p><img src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/images/quote2.png" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abexny/map" class="more-info">View Full Map<span class="arrow">»</span></a></p> </div> </div> <div id="o130" class="overlay hidden shadow"> <a href="#" class="close"></a> <div class="label">13</div> <div class="wrapper"> <img src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/images/75.jpg" longdesc="Ad Reinhardt in his studio in 1966. Photo by John Loengard/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images" /> <h1>732 Broadway<br />Ad Reinhardt’s studio, 1966</h1> <p><a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abexny/map" class="more-info">View Full Map<span class="arrow">»</span></a></p> </div> </div> <div id="o140" class="overlay hidden shadow"> <a href="#" class="close"></a> <div class="label">14</div> <div class="wrapper"> <img src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/images/31.jpg" longdesc="Barnett Newman. <i>Onement, I</i>. 1948. Oil on canvas and oil on masking tape on canvas, 27 1/4 x 16 1/4&quot; (69.2 x 41.2 cm). Gift of Annalee Newman. © 2010 Barnett Newman Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York" /> <div class="audio-wrapper"> <object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" width="312" height="20" class="audioPlayer_slim" align="middle"> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /> <param name="movie" value="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/audioPlayer_slim_ab_ex.swf?/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/media/audio/ipad_map/map_17.mp3" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /><embed src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/audioPlayer_slim_ab_ex.swf?pathToMp3=/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/media/audio/ipad_map/map_17.mp3" quality="high" bgcolor="#000000" width="312" height="20" name="audioPlayer_slim" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" /></object> </div> <h1>304 East 19th Street<br />Barnett Newman’s studio, 1948</h1> <p>Barnett Newman painted <i>Onement I</i> here in 1948, an artistic breakthrough for him and the first painting in which his signature “zip” appeared.</p> <p>“Any art worthy of its name should address ‘life,’ ‘man,’ ‘nature,’ ‘death,’ and ‘tragedy.’”<br /><div class='float-right text-white'>—Barnett Newman, 1947</div><div class='clear'></div></p> <p><a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abexny/map" class="more-info">View Full Map<span class="arrow">»</span></a></p> </div> </div> <div id="o150" class="overlay hidden shadow"> <a href="#" class="close"></a> <div class="label">15</div> <div class="wrapper"> <img src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/images/70.jpg" longdesc="Jack Tworkov in his 4th Street studio, 1953. Photo: Rudy Burckhardt. © Estate of Rudy Burckhardt. Courtesy Estate of Jack Tworkov, New York" /> <h1>85 Fourth Avenue at 10th Street<br />Willem de Kooning’s studio, 1946–52<br /> Jack Tworkov’s studio, 1948–53</h1> <p>During the late 1940s and early 1950s, de Kooning and Tworkov had adjoining studios in a second-floor former storefront here. De Kooning first rented the floor in 1946. Around 1947, with the help of his cousin Conrad Fried, de Kooning divided the floor and Tworkov set up his studio in the space at the back. There was no hot water and only a shared bathroom in the hall. The two artists split the $35 monthly rent.</p> <p><a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abexny/map" class="more-info">View Full Map<span class="arrow">»</span></a></p> </div> </div> <div id="o160" class="overlay hidden shadow"> <a href="#" class="close"></a> <div class="label">16</div> <div class="wrapper"> <h1>36 Union Square<br /> Arshile Gorky’s on-and-off studio in the 1930<span class="lowercase">s</span> and 1940<span class="lowercase">s</span></h1> <p><img src="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abex/images/quote1.png" alt="" /></p> <p><a href="/interactives/exhibitions/2010/abexny/map" class="more-info">View Full Map<span class="arrow">»</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div id="no-image-captions"></div> <div id="abex-about" class="hidden"> <div class="first column"> <p>More than sixty years have passed since the critic Robert Coates, writing in the <i>New Yorker</i> in 1946, first used the term “Abstract Expressionism” to describe the richly colored canvases of Hans Hofmann. Over the years the name has come to designate the paintings and sculptures of artists as different as Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko, Lee Krasner and David Smith.</p> <p class="indent">Beginning in the 1940s, under the aegis of founding director Alfred H. Barr, Jr., works by these artists began to enter MoMA’s collection. Thanks to the sustained support of the curators, the trustees, and the artists themselves, these ambitious acquisitions continued throughout the second half of the last century and produced a collection of Abstract Expressionist art of unrivaled breadth and depth.</p> <p class="indent">Drawn entirely from the Museum’s vast holdings, <i>Abstract Expressionist New York</i> 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.</p> </div> <div class="second column"> <p class="indent">Galleries on the fourth floor present Abstract Expressionist paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, and archival materials in a display subtitled <i>The Big Picture</i>, marking the first time in the new Museum building’s history that a full floor has been devoted to a single theme. The exhibition continues on the floors below, where focused shows—<i>Rock Paper Scissors</i> on the second floor, and <i>Ideas Not Theories</i> on the third floor—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. The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated publication.</p> <p class="video"><a href="http://www.moma.org/explore/multimedia/videos/123/679">View the video</a> of curator Ann Temkin talking about the exhibition. </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="centered"> <a href="#" class="close">Close</a> </div> </div> <div id="art-terms"> <div id="art-term-list"> <h1>Art Terms</h1> <ul> <li><a href="/cef/abex/html/know_more12.html" class="term">Action Painting</a></li> <li><a href="/cef/abex/html/know_more9.html" class="term">Allover Painting</a></li> <li><a href="/cef/abex/html/know_more3.html" class="term">Emulsion</a></li> <li><a href="/cef/abex/html/know_more4.html" class="term">Enamel paints</a></li> <li><a href="/cef/abex/html/know_more8.html" class="term">The Irascibles</a></li> <li><a href="/cef/abex/html/know_more10.html" class="term">New York School</a></li> <li><a href="/cef/abex/html/know_more1.html" class="term">Paint</a></li> <li><a href="/cef/abex/html/know_more5.html" class="term">Palette Knife</a></li> <li><a href="/cef/abex/html/know_more13.html" class="term">Scale</a></li> <li><a href="/cef/abex/html/know_more6.html" class="term">Stain</a></li> <li><a href="/cef/abex/html/know_more11.html" class="term">Tint, Shade and Tone</a></li> <li><a href="/cef/abex/html/know_more7.html" class="term">Turpentine Burn</a></li> <li><a href="/cef/abex/html/know_more2.html" class="term">Viscosity</a></li> </ul> </div> <a href="#" id="back-to-list">Back to Art Terms</a> <div id="art-term-content"> </div> </div> <div id="credits"> <h2>EXHIBITION CREDITS</h2> <p class="headroom">Organized by Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture</p> <p><img width="187" height="28" border="0" align="bottom" alt="HyundaiCard Company" src="/images/calendar/hyundaicard_CI.gif"></p> <p>The exhibition is made possible by HyundaiCard Company.</p> <p>Major support is provided by Donald B. Marron and The Dana Foundation.</p> <p>Additional funding is provided by Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, David Teiger, and Sally and Wynn Kramarsky.</p> <h2>WEBSITE CREDITS</h2> <p><strong>Department of Painting &amp; Sculpture</strong><br /> Ann Temkin, The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture<br /> Paulina Pobocha, Curatorial Assistant</p> <p><strong>Department of Digital Media</strong><br /> Allegra Burnette, Creative Director<br /> Shannon Darrough, Senior Media Developer<br /> David Hart, Media Producer<br /> Maggie Lederer, Senior Producer<br /> Dan Phiffer, Media Technology Developer<br /> Jessica Croce, Fall Intern</p> <p><strong>Department of Graphic Design</strong><br /> August Heffner, Design Manager</p> <p><strong>Department of Education</strong><br /> Beth Harris, Director, Digital Learning<br /> Corey D’Augustine, Educator and Independent Conservator<br /> Amy Horschak, Assistant Director, Academic Programs</p> <p><strong>Marketing &amp; Campaign Communications</strong><br /> Tamsin Nutter, Associate Editor/Writer</p> <p><strong>Special Thanks</strong><br /> Sara Bodinson<br /> Stephanie Pau</p> </div>