Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera (November 27, 2018 through December 31, 2021) will explore large-scale abstract painting, sculpture, and assemblage, from the 1940s to the twenty-first century, through works from the Met collection and special loans. Enhanced within the setting of Marcel Breuer's 1966 modernist architectural masterpiece, icons of abstract expressionism, such as Pollock's drip painting “No. 28, 1950” and Louise Nevelson's monumental “Mrs. N's Palace”, will be put into conversation with works by lesser-known artists, such as Judit Reigl and along new acquisitions like Mark Bradford's dynamic “Duck Walk” (2016). Many of the artists to be represented in the exhibition worked in large formats not only to explore aesthetic elements of line, color, shape, and texture, but also to activate scale's metaphoric potential to evoke expansive ideas and subjects, including time, history, nature, and existential concerns of the self. An entire room devoted to Mark Rothko's meditative compositions will offer an immersion in color, feeling, and sensation. In varied ways, Epic Abstraction will suggest the long and rich legacy of abstract expressionism, an unavoidable touchstone for much of the art that followed.