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Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery


Denver Art Museum
March 2 – June 8, 2014
Exhibition total area: 17,300 sq. ft.
Checklist: 70 paintings and sculptures


(From the exhibition website)  Co-presented by the Denver Art Museum and the Clyfford Still Museum, Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery brings together iconic artworks by more than 40 influential artists, drawn from the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York.

Modern Masters displays works that begin in the late 1800s, including stellar examples of post-impressionism by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent Van Gogh, and Paul Gauguin. The exhibition considers ideas that contributed to the development and rejection of later art movements such as cubism, surrealism, pop art, minimalism, featuring works by Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dalí and Frida Kahlo. The largest grouping in the exhibition features approximately 20 mid-century American artists, many of whom identified as abstract expressionists, including Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, and Clyfford Still. The exhibition concludes its statement on radicalism with later pop artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.


Exhibition design
Exhibition development
Introductory experience design
Design, fabrication and installation of large-scale light boxes
Conceptual design of interpretive “stations”
Casework design
Art direction


All photographs courtesy of Denver Art Museum | Jeff Wells