The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Modernism from the National Gallery of Art on view at The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Roy Lichtenstein, Painting with Statue of Liberty, 1983. Oil and Magna on canvas, 271.8 x 424.2 cm (107 x 167 in.). Collection of Robert and Jane Meyerhoff© Estate of Roy Lichtenstein.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection, an exhibition of 46 paintings and sculptures by many of the leading figures in postwar American art. The de Young is the sole venue for this exhibition, which includes works by Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Brice Marden, Barnett Newman, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, and Frank Stella.

Among the featured paintings are Stella’s Flin Flon IV (1969), Jasper Johns’s Perilous Night (1982), and Roy Lichtenstein’s Painting with Statue of Liberty (1983). A centerpiece of the exhibition is Barnett Newman’s The Stations of the Cross: Lema Sabachthani (1958–1966), a cycle of 15 paintings which are presented in a dedicated room and experienced as the artist intended, as a single work in an intimate, contemplative space. A film of Newman discussing this work is being screened in the media room near the Herbst Exhibition Galleries.

“The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s longstanding relationship with the National Gallery of Art has enabled numerous works from the nation’s capital to be shown in our city,” says Colin B. Bailey, director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. “Over the course of fifty years, Robert and the late Jane Meyerhoff assembled an unparalleled collection, and this marks the first time that a significant portion of it has been displayed outside the Washington-Baltimore area.”

In the late 1950s, the Baltimore-based real estate developer and philanthropist Robert E. Meyerhoff and his wife, Jane Meyerhoff, began collecting works by artists who rose to prominence in the wake of World War II. Over time, the Meyerhoffs also focused on the generation of artists who followed the Abstract
Expressionists—Johns, Kelly, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg and Stella—all of whom became close friends of the couple.

By the 1990s, the Meyerhoff Collection had expanded to include the rising cohort of artists who sought to reinvigorate the practice of painting in the postmodern era, such as Eric Fischl, Nancy Graves, Brice Marden, David Salle and Terry Winters. Seen together, the works in this exhibition allow visitors to explore deeply the visual and intellectual concerns that have defined American art since the middle of the 20th century.

In 1987, the Meyerhoffs signed an agreement with the National Gallery of Art for the eventual donation of their entire collection. This current exhibition consists of all the paintings and scuptures given to date, supplemented by six promised works from Mr. Meyerhoff’s own galleries/

“With the closing of the East Building galleries for renovation and expansion,” explained Harry Cooper, curator and head of modern art at the National Gallery of Art, “it made perfect sense to lend this amazing group of works. Thanks to the interest of Richard Benefield, deputy director of the Fine Arts Museums, everything fell into place. The generous galleries of the de Young will offer the ideal setting for these ambitious, imposing paintings.”





Today's News

June 14, 2014

New National Museum in Monaco opens exhibition of works by Gilbert & George

Modernism from the National Gallery of Art on view at The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Washington's National Gallery of Art Trustees elect Frederick W. Beinecke as President

Exhibition of gouache paintings on paper by Alexander Calder opens at Gagosian in London

Nearly 100 striking works of art by Gustave Doré on view at the National Gallery of Canada

Revered Ferrari 250 LM leads superlative roster of Italian sports cars at RM's Monterey sale

Major outdoor exhibition of artwork by Dale Chihuly opens at Denver Botanic Gardens

Santa Barbara Museum of Art announces gift of more than 70 works of art from Eichholz Collection

Exhibition of jewelry designed by legendary mid-20th-century artist opens at the Dallas Museum of Art

Victoria Miro's first exhibition with artist Secundino Hernández opens in London

Conceptual artist Larry Kagan paired with Edward Hopper & his contemporaries

Monumental Civil War collection realizes more than $450,000 at Heritage Auctions

Tadao Ando designs a new showroom and the extension of Duvetica's flagship store

Jennie Jieun Lee's first solo exhibition in France opens at Lefebvre & Fils Gallery

Group exhibition comprised of new and recent paintings, drawings, and sculpture opens at Hionas Gallery

Moscow-based contemporary artist Lavrenty Bruni opens exhibition at Artvera's Gallery

Norman Rockwell Museum honors Murray Tinkelman with 2014 Artist Laureate Award

Bonhams to sell California Gold Rush era banknotes

Frameshift, curated by useful pictures, on view at Denny Gallery

The International Fine Print Dealers Association announces plans for 2014 IFPDA Print Fair

Selection from SFMOMA media arts collection brings visions of 'The West' to Istanbul

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- A second life for the 'blue gold' that once brought riches to France's southwest

2.- Britain's WWII tunnels rediscovered after six decades buried as a forgotten time capsule

3.- Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei arrives in Germany, says Britain restricted his visa

4.- 'Feeding the Empire: Tales of food from Rome and Pompei' on view at Ara Pacis Museum

5.- Exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland

6.- British actress and singer Jane Birkin asks Hermes to take name off crocodile handbag

7.- Smithsonian Institution reveals identities of four lost leaders of Jamestown

8.- Rare medieval panel purchased by the National Gallery thanks to Ronald S Lauder

9.- Teen finds 560,000 year-old tooth in one of the world's most important prehistoric sites

10.- Exhibition presents all 17 works by Hopper in the Carnegie Museum of Art's collection



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site