National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS
In the Tower: Barnett Newman
June 10, 2012–February 24, 2013

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery. Please follow the links below for related online resources or visit our current exhibitions schedule.

The Tower Gallery is host to a series of exhibitions focusing on developments in art from midcentury to the present.

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Works by
Barnett Newman
in the Gallery's Collection

Biography of
Barnett Newman

Education Resource
Art since 1950 (PDF 2.2MB)
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Modern and Contemporary Painting and Sculpture

Image: Barnett Newman, First Station, 1958, Magna on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Robert and Jane MeyerhoffDrawing mainly from the Gallery's rich holdings of Newman's (1905–1970) work, this exhibition presents two crucial periods in the artist's career. Newman's paintings and drawings of the 1940s reveal a shift from biomorphic imagery to simple linear forms, while The Stations of the Cross, a cycle of 14 paintings plus a coda (Be II), dominated Newman's mature career from 1958 to 1966.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Sponsor: The exhibition is made possible by The Exhibition Circle and The Tower Project of the National Gallery of Art.

Schedule: National Gallery of Art, June 10, 2012–February 24, 2013