Drawing from the Museum’s permanent collection of modern and contemporary art, the exhibition Remaking the World: Abstraction from the Permanent Collection assembles more than twenty paintings and sculptures by European and American artists associated with Abstract Expressionism. The exhibition features an immensely significant bequest of paintings by Joan Mitchell and Robert Motherwell from the collection of Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman; the first additions to the collection by these prominent artists. It also offers the opportunity to extend on view a monumental painting by Yayoi Kusama, a promised gift from Keith D. and Linda L. Monda.
This exhibition will include significant artworks by artists who made important contributions to the development of abstraction in New York in the 1940s and onwards, including artists instrumental in establishing a vital art scene in Sarasota.
Image: Joan Mitchell (American, 1925 – 1992), Untitled, 1965, oil on canvas, 21 1/4 × 16 1/16 × 1 1/8 inches. Bequest of Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman, 2018, SN11606.1
Support for this exhibition has been provided, in part, by the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Ringling Museum Endowment.
Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues.
Sponsor support was provided by Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Herald Tribune Media Group.