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.

Royal Academy of Arts

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, Greater London, W1J 0BD

020 7300 8090


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Mon – Thu, Sat – Sun, 10am – 6pm
Fri, 10am – 10pm
Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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