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Frank Stella: A Retrospective

Oct 30, 2015–Feb 7, 2016

Frank Stella, Gran Cairo, 1962. Synthetic polymer on canvas, 85 1/2 × 85 1/2 in. (217.2 × 217.2 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art  63.34. © 2010 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Frank Stella, Gran Cairo, 1962. Synthetic polymer on canvas, 85 1/2 × 85 1/2 in. (217.2 × 217.2 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art  63.34. © 2010 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

During the Whitney's inaugural year in its new building, the Museum will present a career retrospective of Frank Stella (b. 1936), one of the most important living American artists. This survey will be the most comprehensive presentation of Stella’s career to date, showcasing his prolific output from the mid-1950s to the present through approximately 120 works, including paintings, reliefs, maquettes, sculptures, and drawings. Co-organized by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Whitney, this exhibition will feature Stella’s best-known works alongside rarely seen examples drawn from collections around the world. Accompanied by a scholarly publication, the exhibition will fill the Whitney's entire fifth floor, an 18,000-square-foot gallery that is the Museum’s largest space for temporary exhibitions.

Frank Stella: A Retrospective is organized by Michael Auping, Chief Curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, in association with Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and with the assistance of Carrie Springer, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Frank Stella: A Retrospective is jointly organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

In New York the exhibition is sponsored by

Significant support is provided by

Major support is provided by Marianne Boesky Gallery; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Julia W. Dayton; the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation; Katherine Farley and Jerry Speyer; the Fisher Family; The Marc Haas Foundation, Inc.; Dominique Lévy Gallery; the Henry Luce Foundation; Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker; the National Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art; and an anonymous donor.

Generous support is provided by Theodor and Isabella Dalenson, Ann and Graham Gund, Marguerite Steed Hoffman, Martin Z. Margulies, Kenneth & Marabeth Tyler, Melissa Vail and Norman Selby, and the Bagley and Virginia Wright Foundation.

Additional support is provided by Audrey and David Mirvish and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Significant endowment support is also provided by Sueyun and Gene Locks, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.

In Fort Worth, generous support is provided by the Kleinheinz Family Endowment for the Arts and Education; the Henry Luce Foundation; Audrey and David Mirvish; the National Endowment for the Arts; Neiman Marcus, Youth Education Sponsor; and the Eugene McDermott Foundation.