The Jewish Museum exhibition, New York: 1962-1964 is open through January 8, 2023.
The Foundation is pleased to support this exhibition, which explores a pivotal three-year period in the history of art and culture in New York City, when an influential director of the Museum named Alan Solomon organized ambitious exhibitions that included the first-ever retrospective of Robert Rauschenberg as well as Jasper Johns. Solomon was asked to oversee the United States Pavilion of the Venice Biennale in 1964, and brought with him both Rauschenberg and Johns, as well as their peers John Chamberlain, Jim Dine, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Claes Oldenburg, and Frank Stella. What resulted was Rauschenberg being awarded the Biennale’s International Grand Prize in painting, and the subsequent shift in emphasis from Europe to America, cementing New York’s position as the center of the art world for subsequent decades.
This important exhibition is the last project conceived and curated by the renowned curator and critic Germano Celant, who passed away in 2020. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue have been developed by Studio Celant according to his curatorial vision in close collaboration with The Jewish Museum. For more information, click here.