Twentieth-Century Masters: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection

May 30 – September 8, 1982

East Building, Upper Level and Mezzanine, Northeast, Pod I (6,000 sq. ft.)

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: 66 European and American works from 1905 to 1970 were shown in this second exhibition from the private collection of Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza. Old master paintings had been shown in 1979.

Organization: The works were selected by William S. Lieberman of the Metropolitan Museum in New York for the International Exhibitions Foundation's 6-city American tour.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by a grant from United Technologies Corporation, by the government of the canton of Ticino, the Ticino Tourist Authority, the Lugano Tourist Office, and an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Attendance: 382,217

Catalog: 20th-Century Masters: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, by William S. Lieberman. Washington, DC: International Exhibitions Foundation, 1982.

Brochure: 20th-Century Masters: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, by Simon de Pury. Washington, DC: International Exhibitions Foundation, 1982.

Other Venues: Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio
Seattle Art Museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Image: Installation view of Twentieth-Century Masters: The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives