Other highlights include the significant examples of early American Modernism, among them paintings by Stuart Davis, Burgoyne Diller, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, and Georgia O’Keeffe. Also featured is an expansive survey of 20th-century modern and contemporary art, with works by Alexander Calder, Helen Frankenthaler, Jasper Johns, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, and David Smith.
In addition to these American masterworks, over the years Sarofim has collected in several other areas of special focus: the work of international artists who defined the path of 20th-century Abstraction, including Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, and Joaquín Torres-García; Old Masters, including Lucas Cranach and El Greco; Navajo wearing blankets and Pueblo pottery; and antiquities from Egypt. Selected objects from these areas will also be on view.
A fully illustrated catalog, Masterpieces from the Fayez S. Sarofim Collection: From Antiquity to Abstraction, written by the Museum’s curatorial staff with an introduction by Gary Tinterow, accompanies the exhibition.