Exhibitions/ Ellsworth Kelly Plant Drawings

Ellsworth Kelly Plant Drawings

At The Met Fifth Avenue
June 5 / 2012–September 3 / 2012
Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

Exhibition Overview

One of the foremost artists of our day, Ellsworth Kelly (American, born 1923) may be best known for his rigorous abstract painting, but he has made figurative drawings throughout his career, creating an extraordinary body of work that now spans six decades. There has never been a major museum exhibition dedicated exclusively to the plant drawings. The selection of approximately eighty drawings begins in 1948 during Kelly's early sojourn in Paris and continues throughout his travels to his most recent work made in upstate New York.


The exhibition is made possible by the Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund and the Jane and Robert Carroll Fund.