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Twentieth-Century American Art: The Ebsworth Collection

March 5 – June 11, 2000
East Building, Upper Level, Northeast, and Mezzanine, Northeast

Pat Steir, Or, 1973, oil, graphite, colored pencil, and rabbit-skin glue on canvas, Collection of Barney A. Ebsworth, 1997.86.1

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

Overview: 52 paintings, 12 sculptures, 4 drawings, and 6 watercolors were shown in this exhibition selected from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Barney A. Ebsworth. Included were works by artists Edward Hopper, Charles Sheeler, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Arshile Gorky, and other American modernists.

In a special lecture on March 5, Conversations with Collectors: Barney A. Ebsworth, the collector discussed the development of his collection with Franklin Kelly, curator of American and British paintings.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art. Nicolai Cikovsky Jr., senior curator of American and British paintings, and Franklin Kelly, curator of American and British paintings, were curators of the exhibition.

Attendance: 91,015

Catalog: Twentieth-Century American Art: The Ebsworth Collection, by Bruce Robertson et al. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1999.

Other Venues: Seattle Art Museum, August 10–November 12, 2000

Download a free PDF of the exhibition catalog (PDF 72.61MB)

Conversations with Collectors: Barney A. Ebsworth
Audio, Released: August 27, 2013, (64:13 minutes)