Modern art has always been celebrated in the Bay Area. In fact, there is a museum in San Francisco dedicated to modern art, though it is closed until 2016. And just recently, exhibitions presenting an aspect of the art movement that had begun to originate in the late 19th century have been popping up, presenting works from prominent artists including Andy Warhol, Judy Chicago and David Wojnarowicz. And now one is coming to San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum.
The exhibition is titled Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection, and it feature around fifty works from famous artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. The DeYoung Museum will be the exclusive venue for the exhibition, as it is the first from the Meyerhoff collection to venture out of areas of Washington D.C. and Metropolitan Baltimore.
The Meyerhoff exhibition will be organized into three generational groupings, giving an overview of American art from the end of World War II, up to the end of the 20th century. Highlights include Lichetenstein’s Painting with Statue of Liberty (1983) and Barnett Newman’s The Stations of the Cross (1958-66).
Billed as a special exhibition, tickets will start at $21 for adults. The exhibition runs until October 12th. Log on to deyoung.famsf.org for more information.