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The Morton G. Neumann Family Collection

August 31, 1980 – January 11, 1981
East Building, Upper Level, West Bridge (6,000 sq. ft.)

Installation view of The Morton G. Neumann Family Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 137 paintings, drawings, watercolors, and sculptures by 20th-century European and American artists covered nearly every movement from cubism to pattern painting. The collection was assembled by Chicago businessman Morton Neumann after his first trip to Europe in 1948.

Organization: Curators were E.A. Carmean Jr. with Eliza Rathbone and Trinkett Clark. Carmean, Gaillard Ravenel, and Mark Leithauser selected and designed the exhibition, and Gordon Anson designed the lighting.

Attendance: 235,778

Catalog: The Morton G. Neumann Family Collection, Selected Works, by E.A. Carmean Jr. et al. 2 volumes. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1980.