Rare and Exquisite Modernism Exhibit at de Young


In the late 1950s, the Baltimore-based real estate developer and philanthropist Robert Meyerhoff and his wife, the late Jane Meyerhoff, began collecting art by the then-emergent Abstract Expressionists. Over the next 50 years, the Meyerhoffs assembled a collection of some of the finest art works by leading figures in postwar art. Among the largest single-donor contributions made to the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the prized compilation is now on display at San Francisco’s de Young museum.  

Modernism from the National Gallery of Art showcases works by modern greats like Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and Frank Stella. It marks the first time that a significant portion of the Meyerhoff Collection has been shown outside the Washington-Baltimore area.

The centerpiece of Modernism is Barnett Newman’s The Stations of the Cross (a body of work he created over 10 years) which is presented in a dedicated room within the exhibition, experienced as the artist intended, as a single work in an intimate, contemplative space. 

We can think of plenty of reasons to visit the exquisite de Young museum, but Modernism is definitely a highlight. And you can go to — click here to win a pair of VIP tickets to the show.

Visit: Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection is on display June 7–October 12, 2014. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco.

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