Opening October 19, 2016, the exhibition Max Beckmann in New York at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will put a spotlight on the artist’s special connection with New York City. It will feature 14 paintings that Beckmann painted while living in New York from 1949 to 1950, as well as 25 earlier works, dating from 1920 to 1948, from New York collections. The exhibition assembles several groups of iconic works, including self-portraits; mythical, expressionist interiors; robust, colorful portraits of women and performers; landscapes; and triptychs. Read more.
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