For Students
Joan and Bob Tisch Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art Modern Art Foyer Vertical Gallery The Jan and David Brandon Family Bridge Shirley Chang Gallery of Chinese Art Woon-Hyung Lee and Korea Foundation Gallery of Korean Art Thomas H. and Polly W. Bredt Gallery Albertine Monroe-Brown Study-Storage Gallery European and American Decorative Art Robert and Lillian Montalto Bohlen Gallery of African Art South and Southeast Asian Gallery Japanese Gallery Asian Crossroads Gallery Museum Apse Marvin H. and Mary M. Davidson Gallery European Art 1100–1650Irving Stenn, Jr, Family Project Gallery.A. Alfred Taubman Gallery IIA. Alfred Taubman Gallery I

Vertical Gallery

Helen Frankenthaler
United States, born 1928
Sunset Corner, 1969
Acrylic on canvas
Museum purchase, 1973/1.813

Vertical Gallery

Viewable from any level of the new Frankel Wing is perhaps the most architecturally dramatic space in the expanded Museum—the triple-height Vertical Gallery, the heart of the Frankel Wing. It facilitates “visual wayfinding,” through dynamic views of surrounding galleries on three levels, and provides glimpses in three directions toward the arts of Asia and Africa, and modern and contemporary art. The inaugural installation of the Vertical Gallery features monumental paintings by Helen Frankenthaler, Richard Diebenkorn, Hughie O’Donoghue, and Donald Sultan—rarely seen in the past due to their scale—and ushers the way to the adjoining social and educational spaces.