Eleven photographs document how artists use the camera to capture the sublime beauty and human destruction of the natural world. The exhibition brings together iconic works by Ansel Adams; contemporary examples by Edward Burtynsky, Lynn Davis, and Richard Misrach; and 19th-century pictures by Francis Frith and Carleton Watkins.
Combining over 200 photographs with approximately 70 paintings, prints, and drawings from renowned international collections, Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard focuses on the dynamic relationship among the artists’ work in various media.
The first exhibition of Degas’s dancers in Washington, D.C., in 25 years. He pursued the subject for over 40 years through oils, pastels, drawings, prints, and sculpture, creating over 1,500 works devoted to the anatomy, posture, and movement of dancers.
In 2011, The Phillips Collection celebrates its 90th anniversary as America’s first museum of modern art and launches the countdown to its centennial. A host of celebratory installations take place throughout the year.
This exhibition provides a fascinating, in-depth look at Wassily Kandinsky's creative process during the five months leading up to his 1913 masterpiece Painting with White Border (Moscow).
The eight recent sculptures from Frank Stella’s (b. 1936) Scarlatti Kirkpatrick Series—swirling, multicolored polychrome forms with coiled steel tubing armatures—are dynamic evocations of the colorful sounds and rhythms of Domenico Scarlatti’s harpsichord sonatas.
Philip Guston, Roma brings together for the first time 39 paintings from Philip Guston's Roma series, produced during his six months as artist-in-residence at the American Academy in Rome in 1970–71.
David Smith Invents explores an extraordinarily fertile period in the career of the sculptor David Smith (1906–65) from the early 1950s to the early 1960s.
Experimenting with different kinds of paper (from rice paper to newspaper to adding-machine paper), Jae Ko rolls, cuts, glues, soaks, and dyes it, manipulating her material into sculptural forms.
Although best known for her iconic representations of flowers, landscapes, and animal bones, Georgia O'Keeffe's abstract work is as bold and breathtaking as that of her European contemporaries Picasso, Matisse, and Kandinsky. See an American legend in a whole new light in this exhibition of over 100 paintings, drawings, and watercolors.
Conceived as a portrait of human energy and inner strength and as a symbol of flight and aspiration, this large-scale sculpture is made of strings and stones and suspended from the ceiling.