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Encounters with Modern Art: Works from the Rothschild Family Collections

September 22, 1996 – January 26, 1997
East Building, Mezzanine, Northwest

Francis Picabia, The Procession, Seville, 1912, oil on canvas, Chester Dale Fund and Gift of Barbara Rothschild Michaels from the Collection of Herbert and Nannette Rothschild, 1997, 1997.43.1

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

Overview: 98 paintings, drawings, and sculptures were on view, collected by Herbert and Nanette Rothschild who were guided by their daughter, abstract expressionist artist Judith Rothschild. The exhibition included works from many schools of modern European art, including futurism, cubism, constructivism, and de Stijl, as well as 4 paintings by Judith Rothschild.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in collaboration with The Judith Rothschild Foundation. Mark Rosenthal, curator, and Jeffrey Weiss, assistant curator of 20th-century art at the Gallery, were the exhibition curators.

Attendance: 101,736

Catalog: Encounters with Modern Art: The Reminiscences of Nanette F. Rothschild, Works from the Rothschild Family Collections, edited by George A. Marcus with an introduction by Anne d'Harnoncourt. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1996.

Other Venues: Philadelphia Museum of Art, March 2–May 11, 1997
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, September 15–December 12, 1997