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American Masters 1940 - 1980

Drawn exclusively from the National Gallery of Australia's outstanding collection of American art, American Masters celebrates that nation’s artists from the1940s to the 1980s.

From Abstract Expressionism, Colour Field, Pop, Neo-Dada and Photo-Realism, to Conceptual, Land and Performance Art, American Masters examines how a generation of young Americans challenged local traditions and reinvented modern art, inspired by European émigrés including Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian and Josef Albers. This exhibition tells the story of the formation of our incredible American collection and includes many major works not seen together for a long time.

The sensational international impact of the era’s major artists is captured in masterpieces by Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Chuck Close, Donald Judd, Eva Hesse and Louise Bourgeois.Highlights include paintings and works on paper by the New York School, including Sol LeWitt’s huge Wall drawing No. 380 a-d 1982, specially re-made for this exhibition, and a selection of spectacular light works by Dan Flavin, Bruce Nauman, Keith Sonnier and James Turrell.

Dates and times:

From 24 August 2018 to 11 November 2018

25 September:10:00
26 September:10:00
27 September:10:00
28 September:10:00
29 September:10:00
30 September:10:00
1 October:10:00

Contact operator for further dates and times


Phone:02 6240 6411


National Gallery of Australia
Parkes Place East
Parkes  ACT  2600


Free entry