Gauguin to Warhol: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery traces the path of Modern art through a survey of iconic 20th century works from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery‘s renowned collection. This exhibition presents a stunning opportunity to witness the development of the major movements that shaped the course of modern art from the late 19th century to the present.

Featuring masterpieces by more than 40 monumental artists, Gauguin to Warhol includes works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dalí, and Frida Kahlo, among others. The scope of the show begins in the late 1800s, featuring milestones of Post-Impressionism by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent Van Gogh, and Paul Gauguin, and extends to the mid twentieth century in America with Abstract Expressionists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning, and Robert Motherwell as well as prominent Pop artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Through an impressive and encompassing array of works, the exhibition showcases the major aesthetic and philosophical themes of 20th century art.


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Visit the calendar for docent tours, ArtStops, Family Drop-In Days, and a full list of related events. Audio tours available online or at the front desk. Exhibition catalogues available online or at the Gauguin to Warhol Pop-Up Shop inside the exhibition.

This exhibition was initiated by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, and was organized by Albright-Knox Chief Curator Douglas Dreishpoon. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
Funding for the presentation of the exhibition, Gauguin to Warhol: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, in San Diego, has been provided by 2015 Presenting Sponsors Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner. Additional support provided by Taffin and Gene Ray, Toni and John Bloomberg, Deborah Alexis and Peter Drake, Lynne and Rob Hayes, The San Diego Museum of Art’s Contemporary Arts Committee, Valerie and Harry Cooper, Joan and Irwin Jacobs Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, Webster and Helen Kinnaird, Marjorie Ann Mopper, Olivia and Peter Farrell, Lisa and Chuck Hellerich, Paul F. Mosher, Irwin and Maryanne Pfister, Jacki Johnson-Widder and Kenneth Widder, Emma and Leo Zuckerman, Ed and Martha Dennis, KPBS, Gallagher Levine, Professional Maintenance Systems, the Members of The San Diego Museum of Art, and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program. Institutional support for the Museum is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

Paul Gauguin, Spirit of the Dead Watching, 1892. Oil on burlap mounted on canvas. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.