The Expanding Universe of Postwar Art

January 26 – November 17, 2019



Exchanging ideas has always motivated artists to evolve new approaches to their work. These exchanges sped up demonstrably in the early 20th century, when ships could make a transatlantic voyage in a matter of weeks, allowing New Yorkers to see the latest ideas coming out of Paris--and vice versa. This gallery is dedicated to the excitement of the postwar period in New York and California, in Paris and Tokyo. It also represents the expanded participation in the art world by previously underrepresented groups, highlighting a time of emerging visual dialogues among an increasingly diverse and international group of artists who shared their work with a growing world audience.

The installation of this gallery was generously supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Exhibition Curator

John R. Stomberg Ph.D