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Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s" Opens Sun, 4/30!

The CMA's next exhibition, Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, opens this Sun, 4/30! 

Discover Alex Katz’s innovative paintings of the 1950s in the first major museum exhibition of these works. Combining abstraction with recognizable imagery, Katz’s boldly simplified portraits and landscapes foreshadowed the development of Pop Art.

Become a member to see It first, and see it free: Member Preview Days on Fri, 4/28, from 10:00–9:00 p.m. and Sat, 4/29, from 10:00–5:00 p.m.

Check out some stuning works from this show below, and see them in person this Sunday!


Four People, 1953–54. Alex Katz (American, b. 1927). Oil on Masonite; 60.9 x 60.9 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of the artist, 1991.310. Art © Alex Katz / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.


Lincolnville Beach, 1956. Alex Katz (American, b. 1927). Oil on canvas; 122.4 x 178.6 cm. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Gift of the artist, 88.49. Art © Alex Katz / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.


Bather, 1959. Alex Katz (American, b. 1927). Oil on linen; 121.9 x 182.9 cm. Colby College Museum of Art, Museum purchase made possible by Peter and Paula Lunder through the Lunder Foundation, Michael Gordon ’66, Barbara and Theodore Alfond through the Acorn Foundation, and the Jere Abbott Acquisitions Fund, 2016.189. Art © Alex Katz / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.


Track Jacket, 1956. Alex Katz (American, b. 1927). Oil on Masonite; 60.9 x 45.7 cm. Colby College Museum of Art, Gift of the artist, 1995.062. Art © Alex Katz / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.


Wildflowers in Vase, c. 1954–55. Alex Katz ( American, b. 1927). Collage with cut and watercolored paper; 27.9 x 21.3 cm. Collection of the artist. Art © Alex Katz / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.


Ada in a Blue Sweater, 1959. Alex Katz ( American, b. 1927). Oil on board; 63.5 x 43.2 cm. Private collection, London. Art © Alex Katz / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
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