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American Painting 1959–2009

July 23 – November 28, 2010
East Building, Upper Level and Mezzanine, Northeast, and Upper Level, North Bridge

Sam Gilliam, Relative, 1969, acrylic on canvas, Anonymous Gift, 1994.39.1

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

Overview: 31 American paintings from the past 50 years, including works by Sam Gilliam, Lee Krasner, Georgia O'Keeffe, and others, were shown in this exhibition selected from the collection of the National Gallery of Art. Recent gifts and Collectors Committee purchases, including Alex Katz's Swamp Maple (4:30), Lee Bontecou's Untitled, and Cy Twombly's Untitled (Bolsena), also were on view. The exhibition was conceived as a counterpoint to The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: Selected Works, and included paintings by artists who had not been included in the earlier show in the same galleries.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art. Harry Cooper, curator of modern and contemporary art, was curator.

Brice Marden in the Studio
Video, Released: July 6, 2010, (18:24 minutes)