Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection
By Harry Cooper
Over the course of 50 years, Robert and Jane Meyerhoff assembled an unparalleled collection of more than 300 postwar paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. No less impressive is the Meyerhoffs’ gift of their entire holdings to the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Published on the occasion of a major exhibition at the de Young in San Francisco, Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection features works by more than 25 of the period’s finest artists, including Josef Albers, Hans Hofmann, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, and Frank Stella, as well as Barnett Newman’s 15-canvas masterpiece, The Stations of the Cross: Lema Sabachthani.
Harry Cooper is curator and head of modern art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington.