Piet Mondrian: 1872-1944
June 11 – September 4, 1995
East Building, Upper Level and Mezzanine
This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.
Overview: This exhibition of 134 paintings and 37 drawings came from the Gallery's collection and from other public and private collections. Mondrian's artistic development was traced, focusing especially on the artist's work in the 1920s and his later transformation.
Organization: The exhibition was organized jointly by the National Gallery of Art, Washington; the Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Curators were Angelica Zander Rudenstine, guest curator and art historian; Yve-Alain Bois, Joseph Pulitzer Jr. Professor of Modern Art at Harvard University; Hans Janssen, curator of the modern collection at Haags Gemeentemuseum; and John Elderfield, curator-at-large at the Museum of Modern Art. Mark Rosenthal, curator of 20th-century art at the National Gallery, coordinated the exhibition for the Gallery.
Sponsor: The exhibition was made possible by support from Heineken USA Incorporated and Shell Oil Company Foundation. Additional support was provided by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
Catalog: Piet Mondrian, 1872-1944, by Yve-Alain Bois, Joop Joosten, Angelica Zander Rudenstine, and Hans Janssen. Milan: Leonardo Arte in association with the National Gallery of Art, 1994.
Other Venues: Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, December 17, 1994–April 30, 1995
Museum of Modern Art, New York, October 1, 1995–January 23, 1996