Washington, DC

Washington, DC

Mark Rothko

National Gallery of Art
Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
May 3–August 16, 1998

The National Gallery’s Mark Rothko retrospective, based in part on its own outstanding holdings of the artist’s work, will include 115 paintings and works on paper ranging from the ’30s until the artist’s death in 1970. Curated by the National’s Jeffrey Weiss, the show traces Rothko’s development from his early figurative expressionism through his mythographical explorations of the ’40s and the floating zones of deep color that characterize his mature style—work that made him one of the most celebrated and influential forces in the midcentury triumph of American painting. The catalogue includes interviews with contemporary artists influenced by the painter. May 3–Aug. 16; travels to Whitney Museum of American Art, Sept. 10–Nov. 29, and Musêe d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, winter 1998–99.