09 April 1951
09 April, 1951 - 06 May, 1951 - Meeting
The Art Institute of Chicago
The 11th Annual Exhibition of the Society for Contemporary American Art featured 38 works of painting or sculpture by American artists like Jackson Pollock's #2, Hedda Sterne's First Avenue, William DeKooning's Black and White, Adolph Gottlieb's Labyrinth #2, Hans Hoffman's Fruit Bowl, Joan Mitchell's Landscape, Robert Motherwell's Wall Painting, and Matta's W O + U. The artworks included in this exhibition were selected by members of the Society, which in turn, vote to select the which will be the gift of the Society to The Art Institute of Chicago. It is the purpose of the Society to provide an interesting program throughout the year, but primarily, to provide The Art Institute, through the means of our exhibition, with one work of painting or sculpture by an American artist. This year, W O + U by Matta was selected as the gift of the Society to The Art Institute of Chicago.