‘The Making of Modern Art’ at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Installation view of “The Making of Modern Art,” 2017, at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.


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Today’s show: “The Making of Modern Art” is on view in at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, through Saturday, January 3, 2021. The exhibition, which draws from the museum’s collection and which was organized with the Museum of American Art in Berlin, presents works by artists that have historically formed the foundation of the canon of art history in the United States and Europe. “In a set of specially designed ‘atmosphere rooms,’ the exhibition addresses the role of museums, and shows how exceptional collectors and influential exhibitions contributed to the formation of the modern canon, which also lies at the foundation of the Van Abbemuseum collection,” according to the museum.

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