Hirshhorn Plaza

Included in an exhibition that reassessed a critical decade in American art were 67 works by 33 artists. Works were arranged chronologically rather than stylistically to recreate a sense of the overlapping developments occurring at that time. Among the artists were pioneers of the New York School – Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, and Jackson Pollock – as well as Robert Rauschenberg, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann, and Robert Motherwell. The exhibit occupied more than half of the Museum’s third floor.