Abstract Expressionism

This large-scale survey exhibition examines the creative energy of an unparalleled period in American art

Abstract Expressionism, the first great US art movement, sought to instil abstract painting with an emotional, expressive edge. It is often divided into two camps: the ‘action’ painters (Kline, de Kooning, Pollock et al); and the ‘colour field’ (Newman, Gorky, Rothko et al). This is the most comprehensive survey to be mounted in the UK since 1959 and seeks to show the movement’s scope extended far beyond New York and numbered women as well as men, not least Helen Frankenthaler and Lee Krasner.


Venue details

Royal Academy of Arts Burlington House, Piccadilly London W1J 0BD 020 7300 8000 www.royalacademy.org.uk

Entry details

£16 with National Art Pass (standard entry £19)

Mon – Thu, Sat – Sun, 10am – 6pm
Fri, 10am – 10pm

Closed 23 Jun, 24 – 26 Dec