The Collection is one of the preeminent collections of Abstract Expressionist art in the country. The exhibition presents a selection of paintings, sculpture and drawings including canvases by Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Alberto Giacometti, Fernand Leger, Joan Miro and young famous American artists.
The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection
Formed primarily in the early 1950s, The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection has long been recognized as one of the preeminent collections of Abstract Expressionist art in the country. This exhibition presents a selection of paintings, sculpture, and drawings from the collection, which was given to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2006.
Included are major canvases by Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko along with works by slightly younger American artists working in the early 1960s, such as Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and Claes Oldenburg. Paintings and sculpture by European modernists Hans Arp, Alberto Giacometti, Fernand Léger, and Joan Miró are also on view.
The catalogue is made possible by the Blanche and A.L. Levine Fund and the Mary C. and James W. Fosburgh Publications Fund.
Image: Willem de Kooning, Attic, 1949.
Opening: September 18
The Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Gallery
Lila Acheson Wallace Wing, Modern Art, 1st floor
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York