Description

    This small gallery features shows drawn from the Seagram Collection which features photographs of American urban life, antique glass, American and European paintings, tapestries and prints. Exhibits, often with an emphasis on urban topics, have included Summer Pastimes: Photographs from the Seagram Collection, featuring works by Walker Evans, Weegee (Arthur Fellig), Garry Winograd and others; California Photography from a Seventies Perspective; and Other Places: America Beyond New York City, concentrating on man's impact on the landscape. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed the building, which was completed in 1958. Because of its classic proportions, masterful use of materials (bronze and bronze-colored glass) and innovative use of the streetside plaza, it is considered one of his masterpieces and the greatest modernist building in New York. The lobby features the largest Picasso in New York--a painted theater curtain designed in 1919 for Diaghilev's ballet Le Tricorne.