Jonathan Ribner, associate professor; director of Graduate Admissions, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Boston University

Chart the emergence of Manhattan as the center of the art world following WWII. Consider the European artists who emigrated to the US in the wake of the war, understand the monumental achievements of the Abstract Expressionists, and witness the transgressive art of France and England.

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Above: Franz Kline, Black on Green, Red, and Yellow, 1948. 1974.598. Oil on canvas. Gift of William H. and Saundra B. Lane. © 2011 The Franz Kline Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.