Exhibitions

On View

Advanced and Irascible: Abstract Expressionism from the Collection of Jeanne and Carroll Berry

January 14, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Lamar Dodd Gallery

This exhibition showcases Jeanne and Carroll Berry’s efforts to gather one work by each of the so-called “Irascible” painters of abstract expressionism. The Irascibles earned their nickname after sending a signed, open letter to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to protest the lack of what they called “advanced” art in its exhibition of contemporary artists in 1950. A photograph of them that appeared in Life Magazine in 1951 became the defining image of the abstract expressionists for the remainder of the 20th century. This exhibition will feature works by, among others, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, Willem de Kooning, Hedda Sterne and Ad Reinhardt.

Curator

Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art

Sponsors

The W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art