The Whitney’s Collection
Selections from 1900 to 1965
Through May 2022
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
This exhibition of more than 120 works, drawn entirely from the Whitney’s collection, is inspired by the founding history of the museum. The Whitney was established in 1930 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney to champion the work of living American artists. A sculptor and a patron, Whitney recognized both the importance of contemporary American art and the need to support the artists who made it. The collection she assembled foregrounds how artists uniquely reveal the complexity and beauty of American life. Work by Jay DeFeo, Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann is included.
Installation view, The Whitney’s Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, June 28, 2019–May 2022. Artwork, left to right: © 2020 The Jay DeFeo Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Norman Lewis; © 2020 The Franz Kline Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Ron Amstutz
Photography’s Last Century
The Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Collection
March 10–November 30, 2020
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
This exhibition celebrates the remarkable ascendancy of photography in the last century, and Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee’s promised gift of over sixty photographs in honor of the Met’s 150th anniversary in 2020. The collection is particularly notable for its breadth and depth of works by women artists, its sustained interest in the nude, and its focus on artists’ beginnings. Work by Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and Rachel Whiteread is included.
Gregory Crewdson, Untitled, 2005 © Gregory Crewdson
Shape of Light
Defining Photographs from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
September 20–December 15, 2019
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York
Shape of Light presents a survey of Vassar’s collection of close to 4,500 photographs. The exhibition features numerous innovations in the history of photography including various types of photographic practices from daguerreotypes and gelatin silver prints to large-scale Polaroids and digital color prints as well as a wide range of styles and geographic focuses. Work by Sally Mann, Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol is included.
De la Renaissance à nos jours
June 28–October 27, 2019
Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland
The Fondation de l’Hermitage is exploring the use of the shadow in Western iconography. The exhibition features an entirely new selection of nearly 140 artworks, representing a diverse range of artistic forms, from painting to installation, sculpture, prints, drawings, cutouts, photography, and video. Work by Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol is included.
Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1966 © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./2019 ProLitteris, Zurich
Peindre la nuit
October 13, 2018–April 15, 2019
Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
This exhibition explores the night in modern and contemporary painting, music, literature, photography, and video. With a focus on the perception of night rather than its iconography, the exhibition intends to be a nocturnal experience. Work by Francis Bacon, Helen Frankenthaler, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, and Ed Ruscha is included.
Helen Frankenthaler, Star Gazing, 1989, collection of Helen Frankenthaler Foundation © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
September 29, 2018–February 24, 2019
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
This exhibition allows the visitor to become familiar with the various faces of ecstasy and with the shifting social significance of mind-altering states as it changed over the centuries. In doing so, it also considers how different cultural spheres handle the phenomenon of ecstasy. With art at its foundation, the show introduces viewers to various ways that artists have approached ecstatic states—including pictorial representations, video, installation works, and kinesthetic experiences. Work by Andreas Gursky, Carsten Höller, and Man Ray is included.
Carsten Höller, Light Wall, 2000/17 © Carsten Höller
From Inner Worlds to Outer Space
September 13, 2018–January 20, 2019
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
This large-scale exhibition highlights the role, the importance, and the fascinating power of the moon. The exhibition presents more than two hundred works and objects from the fields of visual art, film, music, literature, architecture, cultural history, design, and natural science. Work by Yves Klein, Man Ray, and Tom Sachs is included.
Man Ray, Le Monde, 1931 © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris, 2018/VISDA
Vues de l’esprit
October 8, 2018–January 5, 2019
Musée Toulouse-Lautrec and Pierre Amalric Media Library, Albi, France
The Musée Toulouse-Lautrec and the Pierre Amalric Media Library in Albi, France, present more than 220 works by Man Ray. The show, twenty years in the making, includes photographs, drawings, paintings, lithographs, objects, and films.
Man Ray, Noire et blanche, 1926, © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris
February 14–June 24, 2018
Kunstforum Wien, Vienna
A selection of two hundred works, including paintings, photographs, objects, works
on paper, collages and assemblages, and experimental films, explores how Man Ray’s enigmatic and complex artistic personality helped help shape the way we perceive
Man Ray, Noire et Blanche, 1926 ©︎ Man RayTrust/Bildrecht, Wien, 2018
Art from the Tate Collection
March 24–June 24, 2018
Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
Journeying through time, from the nineteenth century to the present, this exhibition brings together masterpieces by renowned artists including Francis Bacon, John Currin, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Cindy Sherman. More than one hundred artworks tell the story of the nude and trace artists’ captivation with the human form over the past two centuries. The exhibition has most recently traveled from the Seoul Olympic Museum of Art.
John Currin, Honeymoon Nude, 1998, Tate, London © Joyn Currin
No Place Like Home
March 1–June 3, 2018
Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
In celebration of Dada’s one hundredth anniversary in 2016 and the centennial of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain in 2017, this exhibition examines how artists have incorporated commonplace household items into their work, removing these objects from the context of the home in ways that subvert the experiences of daily life. This exhibit has traveled from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Work by Duchamp, Duane Hanson, Damien Hirst, Man Ray, Takashi Murakami, Nam June Paik, Robert Therrien, and Andy Warhol is included.
Robert Therrien, No title (table leg), 2010 © Robert Therrien/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Peter Cox
Masterpieces from the Tate
August 11–December 25, 2017
Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, South Korea
This traveling exhibition brings together masterpieces by renowned artists including Francis Bacon, John Currin, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Cindy Sherman. Beautiful, sensual, and at times provocative, more than one hundred artworks tell the story of the nude and trace artists’ captivation with the human form over the past two centuries.
Pablo Picasso, Nude Woman in a Red Armchair, 1932, Tate © 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo © Tate, London 2017
The Body Laid Bare
Masterpieces from the Tate
March 18–July 16, 2017
Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand
Journeying through time, from the classical, biblical, and literary subjects of the nineteenth century to the body politics of contemporary art, this exhibition brings together masterpieces by renowned artists including Francis Bacon, John Currin, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Cindy Sherman. Beautiful, sensual, and at times provocative, more than one hundred artworks tell the story of the nude and trace artists’ captivation with the human form over the past two centuries. The exhibition travels to the Seoul Olympic Museum of Art in South Korea, opening August 11, 2017.
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #97, 1982, Tate © Cindy Sherman. Photo © Tate, London 2017
À pied d’oeuvre(s)
March 31–July 9, 2017
Monnaie de Paris
À pied d’oeuvre(s) examines the history of sculpture through three crucial moments. In 1917, Marcel Duchamp placed a coatrack on the ground and named it Trébuchet (Trap); in 1939, Alberto Giacometti showed a sculpture of a body of an injured woman lying on the floor; in 1960, Yves Klein removed one of his paintings from a wall and covered the space in gesso. These three masterpieces, rarely seen together, initiate a floor-level tour of the Centre Pompidou’s collections and synthesize three key moments from the history of twentieth-century sculpture: in doing so, they embody the exhibition’s aim. Work by Man Ray, Richard Serra, Tatiana Trouvé, and Rachel Whiteread is included.
Alberto Giacometti, Femme égorgée, 1932/40, Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris et ADAGP, Paris)
Man Ray in
The Radical Eye: Modern Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection
November 10, 2016–May 21, 2017
Tate Modern, London
This exhibition of Sir Elton John’s extensive photography collection includes a rare grouping of Man Ray portraits, which are being exhibited together for the first time.
Man Ray, Glass Tears (Les Larmes), 1932
Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection
April 2, 2016–April 2, 2017
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Human Interest offers new perspectives on one of art’s oldest genres. Drawn entirely from the museum’s holdings, the more than two hundred works in the exhibition show changing approaches to portraiture from the early 1900s until today. Bringing iconic works together with lesser-known examples and recent acquisitions in a range of mediums, the exhibition unfolds in eleven thematic sections. Work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Willem de Kooning, Roe Ethridge, Duane Hanson, Mike Kelley, Sally Mann, Man Ray, Bruce Nauman, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Rudolf Stingel, Andy Warhol, and Jonas Wood is included.
Willem de Kooning, Woman and Bicycle, 1952–53, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York © The Willem de Kooning Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York