Artists who have created meaningful work, decade after decade, are celebrated in a year-long exhibit, The Long Run, at The Museum of Modern Art. The exhibits 15 galleries include 130 works of art created since 1970, by artists who were no older than age 45 at the time each of these pieces were created.
Drawn from MoMA’s collection, The Long Run celebrates the long careers of older artists that include Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, Melvin Edwards, Gego, Philip Guston, David Hammons, Jasper Johns, Joan Jonas, Helen Levitt, Elizabeth Murray, Georgia O’Keeffe, Gerhard Richter, Frank Stella, and many others.
Far from making their name based on one piece, “a bolt of lighting that strikes once,” these renowned artists have continued to create engaging work, challenging personal boundaries, and evolving, ” suggesting that invention results from sustained critical thinking, persistent observation, and countless hours in the studio.”
The image above, Georgia O’Keeffe, “A Day with Juan,” was created in 1977 when O’Keeffe was 90 years of age. She is the oldest artist represented in this exhibit.
The Long Run, organized by Paulina Pooch, Associate Curator, and Cara Manes, Assistant Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture. will be on view to November 4, 2018 at The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, Fourth Floor, The David Geffen Galleries
While you’re there, check out the exhibition, Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983