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Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 05/21/2012

National Gallery to exhibit Barnett Newman

The National Gallery of Art today announced a new 26-piece exhibition featuring the work of abstract expressionist artist Barnett Newman will be on display from June 10 through Feb. 24, 2013.
East Wing of the National Gallery of Art. (Randy Mays)

In the Tower: Barnett Newman will focus on the artist’s breakthrough work from the mid-1940’s when he sought a more abstract artistic mode and began using vertical “zips” in his canvases. It will feature the most ambitious work of his maturity, the 14-piece “Stations of the Cross” series.

In the Tower is the fifth show in the Tower Gallery that focuses on art developments since mid-century, and is part of the “Modern American Genius” celebration on and off the National Mall this summer. Other exhibts include Jasper Johns: Variations on a Theme, running June 2-Sept. 9 at The Phillips Collection and Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art June 30-Sept. 23.

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