New York Vanguard: Promised Gifts from Stephen and Madeline Anbinder

This exhibition celebrates the major group of mid-20th century paintings and works on paper generously given to the Norton by Stephen and Madeline Anbinder. Following their gift of the museum’s first work by Ad Reinhardt in 2018, the Anbinders have now promised an additional ten pictures to the Norton, including paintings by the leading Abstract Expressionists Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, and Robert Motherwell, as well as the Norton’s first works by Giorgio Cavallon, Elaine de Kooning, Vivian Springford, and Esteban Vicente. All ten of the artists represented in the show worked in New York just as the center of the art world shifted from Paris to that city following World War II, and all wrestled with the question of how to make art in a culture that had witnessed the war’s unprecedented destruction.

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