In October 2019, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, reopened its doors after a significant renovation that included a complete overhaul to the presentation of its permanent collection. In an attempt to recontextualize art-historically important works with recent and previously overlooked art, the museum transformed how their collection had been conceived. The museum also features artists who have not received their due attention with a particular focus on women artists. One such example is the juxtaposing of collection highlights, such as early Picasso works with Louise Bourgeois’s seminal personage, Quarantania, I.
On Thursday, November 21, 2019, Cheim & Read will present In Honor of the New MoMA. This gathering of work will include artists currently on view at the museum, or whose work is significantly represented in the museum’s collection, and with whom the gallery has had a long association, including Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Ron Gorchov, Al Held, Jenny Holzer, Bill Jensen, Joan Mitchell, Alice Neel, Serge Poliakoff and Sean Scully.