Friday, August 17, 2018

Jewish Museum receives gift of 70 artworks and $10 M. from Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation

By Alex Greenberger
Jasper Johns, Untitled, 1991, watercolor, pencil, and graphite on paper.
The Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation has given the Jewish Museum in New York a gift of more than 70 artworks and $10 million, with funds set to go toward the endowment of a curatorial position and the upkeep of the institution’s collection. The gifted works include more than 30 pieces from the collection of the late New York School artist and his wife (including pieces by Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Claes Oldenburg) as well as more than 40 works by winners of the foundation’s Barnett and Annalee Newman Award, such as Julie Mehretu, Mark Bradford, and Sarah Sze. [More]