Encounters with Modern Art

Works from the Rothschild Family Collections

Encounters with Modern Art

Juan Gris
Bottle of Anis del Mono
Collection The Judith Rothschild Foundation
(photo: Graydon Wood)

Sunday, October 04, 1998

The first public touring exhibition since 1966 of a significant number of modernist masterworks from the renowned Rothschild Family Collections, which was formed largely by Herbert and Nannette Rothschild, Encounters with Modern Art includes works by Constantin Brancusi, Juan Gris, Piet Mondrian, Francis Picabia, and Pablo Picasso, among others. The exhibition demonstrates the Rothschilds' acute eye for exceptional works of art and their passion — inspired and encouraged by their daughter, the painter Judith Rothschild — for collecting art with aesthetic appeal as well as historic significance.

Encounters with Modern Art was organized and toured by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in collaboration with The Judith Rothschild Foundation. Support for this exhibition is generously provided by the Modern Art Council, an auxiliary of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Additional support is generously provided by Mimi and Peter Haas.