Synopsis by Betsy Boyd
20th Century American Art: Highlights of the Whitney documents and discusses the acclaimed Whitney Museum's modern American art collection, as it flourishes and transforms over a century of avid change. Founded in 1930 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the Whitney boasts the largest and most diverse body of modern American art in the world. The documentary follows the path of art history, beginning with a look at the opening of the museum, moving then to a discussion of abstract expressionism, and then the experimental phases of pop art and minimalism.
abstract-art, art-collection, expressionism, Minimalism, modern-art, museum, pop-art