Frankenthaler works to show at Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges will reopen its 1940s to Now gallery this month with new acquisitions, including five works by Helen Frankenthaler.

Portions of the gallery opened Friday, and the remainder will be available to the public at the end of the month. Crystal Bridges made multiple purchases in 2014 and the re-opening of the gallery featuring post-World War II works allows the museum to display 14 of those works, plus two pieces donated to the institution.

“We acquired so many works in 2014 and now is the time to debut them,” curator Chad Alligood said. “We have some incredible acquisitions that give us a brand new look at American art in the post-war period.”

Crystal Bridges recently closed its “State of the Art” exhibit which had been occupying space previously occupied by the 1940s to Now gallery.

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