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"Cy Twombly: Treatise on the Veil"

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The Morgan Library & Museum, Murray Hill Sunday January 25 2015
Twombly (1928–2011) famously elevated scribbles, doodles and scratches to high art, but his abstract paintings were always rife with allusions to antiquity and classical mythology—due in no small measure to the fact that this Virginia native lived his whole life in Rome. The epic Treatise on the Veil (Second Version) was executed there in 1970, but because of its enormous size—it measures 33 feet across—it's rarely on display. The piece, on loan from the Menil Collection in Houston, TX, makes an unusual public appearance here along with its related drawings.
Venue name: The Morgan Library & Museum
Address: 225 Madison Ave
New York

Cross street: at 36th St
Venue phone: 212-685-0008
Website: http://themorgan.org
Opening hours: Tue–Thu 10:30am–5pm, Fri 10:30am–9pm, Sat 10am–6pm, Sun 11am–6pm
Transport: Subway: 6 to 33rd St
Price: $18; seniors, students and children 12–16 $12; children under 12 free. Fri 7–9pm free.
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