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'The First Day' by Jon Schueler, 1956. Oil on canvas, gift of Andrew Salvesen 2010, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra © Jon Schueler Estate

American Masters


North American artists from the 1940s to the 1980s drawn from the National Gallery of Australia’s collection. 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. Shown through works by Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Chuck Close, Donald Judd, Eva Hesse, Louise Bourgeois, Sol LeWitt, Dan Flavin, Bruce Nauman, Keith Sonnier and James Turrell.

When:From Friday 24 August to Sunday 11 November
Where:National Gallery of Australia

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