American Art 1950s-1970s

Begin Date2009-01-25
End Date2009-10-18
CuratorsCharles Wylie
Last Harvested At2019-01-19
Credit LineThe exhibition was organized by the Dallas Museum of Art. Air transportation provided by American Airlines.
LocationTower Gallery
OrganizerDallas Museum of Art
DescriptionThe Dallas Museum of Art's postwar American art holdings are among the great strengths of its collections. Rich in major abstract expressionist paintings, as well as responses to that movement in the collage-based work of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, the depth of our postwar holdings reflects several important developments in American art from the 1950s through the 1970s. In these decades, the dominance of European abstraction before World War II gave way to the rise of New York as a center of the avant-garde, while setting the stage for numerous movements and styles whose influence is still being felt today. The exhibition is organized by Charles Wylie, The Lupe Murchison Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art.