Contemporary Works from the Collection

  • Kenneth Noland, Mysteries: Primal Blue, 2002, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 inches, Gift of Kenneth Noland, 2002
November 13, 2010 - April 24, 2011
Morehouse Wing

This exhibition features highlights from the Farnsworth's collection of American art made after World War II. While abstract expressionism catapulted American art to the forefront of the world avant-garde, realism maintained a strong hold on American artists and enjoyed a revival in the 1960s which has persisted to this day, coexisting with equally persistent strains of abstraction. The exhibition will explore this phenomenon, and will include works by Will Barnet, Jennifer Bartlett, Janet Fish, Robert Indiana, Alex Katz, Sylvia Mangold, Kenneth Noland, Leon Polk Smith, Neil Welliver, and others.