This installation of the permanent collection included twenty-six paintings and works on paper by artists who explored the possibilities posed by working with abstraction (1950s through 2005). Highlights included recent acquisitions of paintings by Kevin Finklea, Neysa Grassi, Stephen Greene, and Clarence Morgan, a large selection of original works on paper by Robert Motherwell, major works of Op Art by Edna Andrade, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Julian Stanczak and Henry Pearson, works on paper by Franz Kline and Mark Rothko, plus major works by Barry Goldberg, Lee Krasner, Conrad Marca-Relli, and Elizabeth Osborne.
Curators: Robert Cozzolino, Curator of Modern Art; Julien Robson, Curator of Contemporary Art
Dates: October 2 - December 13, 2009
Location: Walter & Leonore Annenberg Gallery, Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building
Image Caption: Barry Goldberg, Domino Wren, 1994, Oil and wax on linen, 61 x 54 in., Pennsylvania Academy Purchase Prize on the occasion of the 100th Annual Fellowship Exhibition; and the Pennsylvania Academy Purchase Fund. 1998.6