Richard Diebenkorn has long been celebrated as an American master, but the pivotal 30 months he spent in Albuquerque, New Mexico, between 1950 and 1952 have never been closely examined. Diebenkorn in New Mexico is the first in-depth exhibition to focus on this time in the artist’s early creative development.
The museum unveils its newest treasures, from the vibrant celebration of color and pattern in Edouard Vuillard's Interior with a Red Bed (1893) to the richly textured and edgy Three Masks (2006), a major painting by distinguished American artist Susan Rothenberg.
In America, the radical new style of Impressionism blended European approaches to painting with American sensibilities and preferences. Celebrated American artists transformed the heroic American landscape into a modern idiom. From the bucolic countryside to sophisticated urban centers, from parks and beaches to charming interiors, what emerged was a fresh interpretation of American life.