May 04, 2008 - September 21, 2008
FIRST MAJOR U.S. EXHIBITION IN 20 YEARS TO RETHINK ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM, ACTION/ABSTRACTION: POLLOCK, DE KOONING, AND AMERICAN ART, 1940–1976,
OPENS AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM ON MAY 4, 2008
NEW YORK, NY – The Jewish Museum will present Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976 from May 4 through September 21, 2008. In the first major U.S. exhibition in 20 years to rethink Abstract Expressionism and the movements that followed, fifty key works by 31 artists – among them Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Mark Rothko – will be viewed from the perspectives of influential, rival art critics Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg, the artists, and popular culture. Following its New York City showing, the exhibition will travel to the Saint Louis Art Museum from October 19, 2008 to January 11, 2009, and the Albright–Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY from February 13 to May 31, 2009.
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