One Hundred Years Strong: Tour the Major Modernist Thrust of European …

HOU_ART_20150402HarvardFogg_CR326sketch.jpg© 2015 The Barnett Newman Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Photo: Imaging Department © President and Fellows of Harvard CollegeCR 326, graphite sketch on paper, c. 1969

Ostensibly this is a review of the exhibition “Barnett Newman: The Late Works,” which recently opened at The Menil Collection. It’s their major show of the spring season, and I’ll talk about it some toward the end.

But even more important than a single major show is the opportunity the Menil is giving us for the next few months to take an exhilarating visual tour through the major modernist thrust of European/American art for the hundred years from the 1860s to the 1960s.

With a couple of special exhibitions (including Newman), a stunning reinstallation of the permanent collection, and the old standby — but always standout — Surrealist holdings, they’re giving

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