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In The Tower: Barnett Newman
June 10, 2012 – February 24, 2013
East Building Tower

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

Overview: Drawing mainly from the Gallery's rich holdings of Newman's (1905–1970) work, this exhibition presents two crucial periods in the artist's career. Newman's paintings and drawings of the 1940s reveal a shift from biomorphic imagery to simple linear forms, while The Stations of the Cross, a cycle of 14 paintings plus a coda (Be II), dominated Newman's mature career from 1958 to 1966.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Sponsor: The exhibition is made possible by The Exhibition Circle and The Tower Project of the National Gallery of Art.

Passes: Passes are not required for this exhibition.

Image: Barnett Newman, First Station, 1958, Magna on canvas, Collection of Robert and Jane Meyerhoff, 1986.65.1

Education Resource: Art since 1950

View Related Collection Information: Modern Painting

Barnett Newman: The Stations of the Viewer
Audio, Released: October 16, 2012, (50:57 minutes)