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Washington Color School: Where to See Color School Artists in NYC

Where To See The Color School Artists

Mia Bathke

Map of Museums in Manhattan

Museum Libraries

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met in NYC likely has the most expansive collection in the city, if not the country. Chances are if there is an artist or movement that you're interested in, the Met will have it. As such, a few of the Washington Color School Artists have art on view at the Met. Their website, linked here, allows for anyone to search the collection both on view and previously on view. A user can also search events and blog posts related to a keyword. All images acquired directly from the Met website.

Morris Louis at the Met

Morris Louis

Morris Louis "Alpha-Pi" 1960 Magna on Canvas 102x177

Sam Gilliam

Sam Gilliam "Whirlirama" 1970 9ft x 9 ft

Alma Thomas

Alma Thomas "Red Roses Sonata" 1972 60x54

Kenneth Noland

Kenneth Noland "October" 1961 94 x 92

Anne Truitt

Anne Truitt "Goldsborough" 1974 101x39x8 

Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum is a collection of art and Jewish culture through history. The collection is searchable from the homepage and every search brings up related artists, works, and information. Image acquired from the Jewish Museum website. 

Morris Louis

Morris Louis "Man Reaching For a Star" 1952 32x28

Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Modern Art

MoMA is a collection of modern and contemporary art throughout history, not exclusive to America or Europe. Their images are not fair use so they are not included in this section. However a search of an artist or work of art through the website does yield a high quality image along with information about the work of art. 

Whitney Museum of American Art

The Whitney

The Whitney is a collection of American Art on display in Manhattan. Being so, the museum has the largest variety of Washington Color School artists and widest scope of their art. The collection is searchable from their homepage and each work includes bibliographic information along with historical context for the art. All images acquired from the Whitney collection website.

Morris Louis

Morris Louis "Tet" 1958 94x152

Gene Davis

Gene Davis "Three Columns"  1960 92x131

Kenneth Noland

Kenneth Noland "Song" 1958 65x65

Sam Gilliam

Sam Gilliam "Untitled, (Black)" 1978 85x120

Howard Mehring

Howard Mehring "Mach IV" 1966 83x82

Thomas Downing

Thomas Downing "Five" 1967 72x105

Anne Truitt

Anne Truitt "Shear No. 16" 1976 22x30

Alma Thomas

Alma Thomas "Mars Dust" 1972 69x57

Guggenheim

Guggenheim

The Guggenheim is yet another collection of modern and contemporary art not limited to American art. The collection is searchable through the collection page on the website  and each search yields bibliographic information about the work, any exhibitions it was a part of, and information about the work and the movement it was part of. All images acquired from the Guggenheim website. 

Morris Louis

Morris Louis "Saraband" 1959 8x12 ft

Kenneth Noland

Kenneth Noland "Trans Shift" 1964 100x113

Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler "Canal" 1963 81x57

 

Sources

Collection Online. (2018, April 13). Retrieved from https://www.guggenheim.org/collection-online

Collection. (n.d.). Retrieved April, 2018, from https://www.metmuseum.org/art/landing-page

The Collection | MoMA. (n.d.). Retrieved April, 2018, from https://www.moma.org/collection/

Open today from 11 am - 5:45 pm. (n.d.). Retrieved April, 2018, from https://thejewishmuseum.org/collection

Works on View. (n.d.). Retrieved April, 2018, from http://collection.whitney.org/group/5