Museum Barberini opens “From Hopper to Rothko: America’s Road to Modern Art”

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Following its opening exhibition, the Museum Barberini presents its first international cooperation project with the exhibition From Hopper to Rothko: America’s Road to Modern Art from June 17 to October 3, 2017. For this, The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., has sent 68 works of early American modern art to Germany for the first time. American art from the first half of the twentieth century is still relatively unknown in Europe. The three central themes of the exhibition – landscapes, portraits, and cityscapes – present a cross-section of American painting. The show traces the beginnings of abstract painting, which also developed during this time. After 1945, this culminated in Abstract Expressionism, and New York City became the new center of the art world. Works from The Phillips Collection highlight all of these developments. The exhibition From Hopper to Rothko: America’s Road to Modern

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