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Current Modern Art Exhibitions in New York
Below are the major modern art exhibitions and shows in and around New York City.

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EVENT DESCRIPTION LOCATION & WEBSITE DATES
Cy Twombly: Treatise on the Veil
This exhibition showcases Cy Twombly's monumental painting Treatise on the Veil (Second Version), executed in Rome in 1970, and its related drawings, all from the Menil Collection in Houston. Shown in New York City for the first time in decades and rarely on display at the Menil due to its size (nearly 33 feet in length), the painting marks a pivotal moment in the career of one of the most important artists to emerge in the wake of Abstract Expressionism.
225 Madison Avenue
The Morgan Library and Museum
Open until
January 25th, 2015
From the Margins: Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, 1945-1952
This exhibition brings together two New York painters, Lee Krasner and Norman Lewis, whose works offer unique and compelling approaches to Abstract Expressionism. Born one year apart, Krasner and Lewis shared similar family situations and came of age in the economic, social, and historic complexities of the 1930s. Through a selection of significant paintings by both artists, this presentation offers a revealing parallel view of two important abstract painters, whose work was often overlooked by critics of their time.
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
Open until
February 1st, 2015
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
In the late 1940s, Henri Matisse turned almost exclusively to cut paper as his primary medium, and scissors as his chief implement, introducing a radically new operation that came to be called a cut-out. The largest and most extensive presentation of this body of work ever mounted, this exhibition includes approximately 100 cut-outs borrowed from public and private collections around the globe, along with a selection of related drawings, prints, illustrated books, stained glass, and textiles.
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
Open until
February 10th, 2015
Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection
Cubism, one of the most influential art movements of the early twentieth century, still resonates today. It destroyed traditional illusionism in painting and radically changed the way we see the world. This exhibition presents a selection of work from the renowned Leonard A. Lauder Collection, including eighty-one paintings, collages, drawings, and sculptures by the four preeminent Cubist artists: Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger, and Pablo Picasso.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
Open until
February 16th, 2015
The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
A preeminent artist of Belle époque Paris, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec brought the language of the late-nineteenth-century avant-garde to a broad public through his famous posters, prints, and illustrations for journals and magazines. Organized thematically, this exhibition features over 100 examples of the best-known works created during the apex of his career.
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
Open until
March 22nd, 2015
Jean Dubuffet: Soul of the Underground
Jean Dubuffet maintained a rebellious attitude toward prevailing notions of high culture, beauty, and good taste, and was a relentless innovator from the time he committed himself to art making in the early 1940s. This exhibition illuminates the artistís radical experimentation with form and material by focusing on the key moment in his career, from the 1940s to the mid-1960s. Drawing from MoMAís immense collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and illustrated books by Dubuffet, the show displays his move towards near-total abstraction with pictures comprised of allover compositions unanchored by horizons, topographies of layered sand and dirt, or patterned lithographs of droplets and granules.
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
Open until
April 5th, 2015

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