The Fifties: Aspects of Painting in New York

May 22, 1980 – September 21, 1980

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Avenue at 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Level 3 Floor Plan

Included in an exhibition that reassesses a critical decade in American art are 67 works by 33 artists. Works are arranged chronologically, rather than stylistically, to re-create a sense of the overlapping developments occurring at that time.

Among the artists are pioneers of the "New York School"—de Kooning, Kline & Pollock—as well as Robert Rauschenberg, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, and Robert Motherwell.

Exhibit occupies more than half of the Third Floor.


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