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Lygia Clark: The Abandonment Of Art, 1948–1988, New York

Lygia Clark: The Abandonment Of Art, 1948–1988 - New York, New York
Lygia Clark: The Abandonment Of Art, 1948–1988
11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019Map
+1 212 708 9400
Neighborhood: Midtown

The first comprehensive exhibit of Brazilian Lygia Clark’s art in North America, “The Abandonment of Art,” is made up of 300 works made between the late 1940s and Clark’s death in 1988. The exhibit is organized around three themes: abstraction, New-Concretism, and the “abandonment” of art. Works from later periods draw inspiration from psychoanalysis, blurring lines between artist and viewer, and therapeutic art.

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  • Type: Arts & Museums
  • Nearest Train: 5th Avenue / 53rd St‎reet
  • Venue Description:
    MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) is considered by enthusiasts to be one of the best modern art museums in the world, and with a major renovation completed in 2004 by Yoshio Taniguchi, it has only become better. The building was erected in 1939 under the supervision of Edward Durrell Stone and Philip Goodwin. The galleries burst with intriguing exhibits including paintings, drawings, prints, illustrations and photographs. Beloved to the museum are certain classics such as Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe and Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. Should your appetite for art mirror your appetite for food, there is also a restaurant onsite and for collectibles and more, there's the museum's shop.
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