"Ad Reinhardt: Blue Paintings, organized by the Ad Reinhardt Foundation, will present the largest number of the artist's blue paintings ever shown together. Drawn exclusively from museum and private collections, this will be the first exhibition devoted entirely to this body of work since the artist's 1965 solo show at the Stable Gallery, New York, over fifty years ago.
Institutions lending to the show include: the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
On the occasion of the exhibition, the Ad Reinhardt Foundation will be publishing a special volume of their ongoing catalogue raisonné project, dedicated to the blue paintings. This publication will include comprehensive documentation on each known work along with full color reproductions, as well as new scholarship on Reinhardt’s work.