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Philip Guston Now

Past Exhibition

March 2 – August 27, 2023
East Building, Concourse

Philip Guston Now charts the 50-year career of one of America’s most influential modern artists through more than 150 paintings and drawings. Guston’s story is one of epic change—of artistic styles, from muralism to abstract expressionism to figuration, of degrees of political and social involvement, and of levels of personal confession in his work. Renowned in his time and in ours, Guston’s work continues to resonate, attract, and provoke, raising crucial questions about the relationship of art to beauty and brutality, freedom and doubt, politics and the imagination.

Explore Selected Works

In-Person Events

The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Tate Modern, London; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Other venues
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, May 1–September 11, 2022
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, October 23, 2022–January 15, 2023
Tate Modern, October 5, 2023–February 25, 2024

Major support for the international tour of the exhibition is provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art. 

The Director’s Circle of the National Gallery of Art and the Edwin L. Cox Exhibition Fund provided additional funding.

The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Admission is always free and passes are not required

Banner detail: Philip Guston, Painting, Smoking, Eating, 1973, oil on canvas, Collection of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. © The Estate of Philip Guston, courtesy Hauser & Wirth.