1/25/14 - 5/19/14

Lisa Dorin, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator for Contemporary Art

Joan Mitchell’s Sunflower VI (1969), the museum’s most recent major acquisition, makes its debut in the galleries. Sunflower VI anchors a selection of works made between 1950 and 1975 by artists who crossed paths with one another in New York City and whose work in a variety of media explores gesture and abstraction, including Helen Frankenthaler, Philip Guston, Franz Kline, Lee Krasner, Robert Motherwell and Willem deKooning. The installation also positions Mitchell’s work as a source of inspiration to artists such as Lynda Benglis whose work pushed gestural abstraction to new extremes.