The Jewish Museum examines a pivotal period for art and culture in New York: 1962-1964

New York: 1962-1964 at the Jewish Museum explores a pivotal three-year period in the history of art and culture in New York. It examines how artists living and working in New York reacted to their rapidly changing world through more than 180 pieces – all made or seen in New York between 1962 and 1964.

The exhibition aligns with the years of Alan Solomon’s tenure as influential director of the Jewish Museum. Solomon curated ambitious exhibitions devoted to what he called “New Art”, transforming the Jewish Museum into one of New York’s most important cultural centers. Organized chronologically and put into book by the International Exhibition of New Realists exhibition at the Sidney Janis Gallery in 1962 and at the 32nd Venice Biennale in 1964, organized by Solomon, New York: 1962-1964 traces a remarkable period in the history of American art when artists working in a wide range of mediums showed a renewed interest in the depth and intensity of everyday life.

Artists featured in the exhibition include Diane Arbus, Lee Bontecou, ​​Chryssa, Merce Cunningham, Jim Dine, Melvin Edwards, Lee Friedlander, Nancy Grossman, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Yayoi Kusama, Norman Lewis, Roy Lichtenstein , Marisol, Agnes Martin, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Faith Ringgold, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, Miriam Schapiro, Carolee Schneemann, George Segal, Jack Smith, Harold Stevenson, Marjorie Strider, Mark di Suvero, Bob Thompson and Andy Warhol, among many others.

This exhibition is the last project conceived and organized by Germano Celant, the famous art historian, critic and curator who died in 2020. It is visible until January 8, 2023.

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