The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989

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The Circle, Triangle, and Square, Edo period, early 19th century

© Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo; used with permission
Sengai Gibon (Japanese, 1750-1837) Sengai Gibon (Japanese, 1750-1837). The Circle, Triangle, and Square, Edo period, early 19th century. Ink on paper. 11 1/8 x 18 15/16 in. (28.4 x 48.1 cm). © Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo

On View January 30-April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, its only venue.


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Nocturne: Blue and Gold - Old Battersea Bridge, ca. 1872-75

© 2008 Tate, London; used with permission
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903) James Abbott McNeill Whistler (American, 1834-1903). Nocturne: Blue and Gold - Old Battersea Bridge, ca. 1872-75. Oil on canvas. 26 7/8 x 20 1/8 in. (68.3 x 51.2 cm). Presented by the Art Fund, 1905. © 2008 Tate, London


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Adams Memorial, Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C., 1886-91

Photo: Cecil Stoughton, 1970; used with permission
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, 1848-1907) Augustus Saint-Gaudens (American, 1848-1907). Adams Memorial, Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C., 1886-91. Bronze figure in granite setting designed by Stanford White. 69 13/16 x 39 7/8 x 44 7/16 in. (177.4 x 101.4 x 112.9 cm). U.S. National Park Service, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, New Hampshire

Photo: Cecil Stoughton, 1970


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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The Last Waterlilies, 1862

© Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine; used with permission
John La Farge (American, 1835-1910) John La Farge (American, 1835-1910). The Last Waterlilies, 1862. Oil on panel. 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (23.5 x 19.1 cm). The Lunder Collection. © Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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The Letter, 1890-91

The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations; used with permission
Mary Stevenson Cassatt (American, 1844-1926) Mary Stevenson Cassatt (American, 1844-1926). The Letter, 1890-91. Drypoint and aquatint on cream laid paper. 13 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (34.4 x 21.1 cm). The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

S.P. Avery Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Regent's Canal, London, 1904

George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film; used with permission
Alvin Langdon Coburn (British, b. America, 1882-1966) Alvin Langdon Coburn (British, b. America, 1882-1966). Regent's Canal, London, 1904. Photogravure print. 8 1/2 x 6 11/16 in. (21.6 x 17 cm). Gift of Alvin Langdon Coburn. George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, New York


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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August Moon, ca. 1905

Collection of Edgar Smith, New York; used with permission
Arthur Wesley Dow (American, 1857-1922) Arthur Wesley Dow (American, 1857-1922). August Moon, ca. 1905. Woodcut print. 5 5/16 x 7 1/4 in. (13.5 x 18.5 cm). Collection of Edgar Smith, New York / Photo: David Heald


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Abstraction, 1917

© 2009 The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation/Artist Rights Society (ARS); used with permission
Georgia O'Keeffe (American, 1887-1986) Georgia O'Keeffe (American, 1887-1986). Abstraction, 1917. Watercolor on paper. 15 3/4 x 10 13/16 in. (40 x 27.6 cm). Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald P. Peters, Santa Fe. © 2009 The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Fog Horns, 1929

© The Estate of Arthur G. Dove; used with permission
Arthur Dove (American, 1880-1946) Arthur Dove (American, 1880-1946). Fog Horns, 1929. Oil on canvas. 21 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. (54.6 x 72.4 cm). Anonymous Gift. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. © The Estate of Arthur G. Dove / Photo: Courtesy the Estate of Arthur G. Dove


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Time of Change, 1943

© Morris Graves Foundation; used with permission
Morris Graves (American, 1910-2001) Morris Graves (American, 1910-2001). Time of Change, 1943. Tempera on paper. 24 x 30 in. (61 x 76.2 cm). Private Collection. © Morris Graves Foundation / Photo: Richard Nicol


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Seven Red Paintings, ca. 1950

© 2009 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artist Rights Society (ARS); used with permission
Jackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956) Jackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956). Seven Red Paintings, ca. 1950. Oil on canvas, in six parts, and enamel on canvas. Each minimum: 20 x 8 in. (50.8 x 20.3 cm); Maximum 21 1/2 x 13 in. (54.6 x 33 cm); Overall dimensions variable. © 2009 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

Photo: Jochen Littkemann, Berlin


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Mahoning, 1956

© 2009 The Franz Kline Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; used with permission
Franz Kline (American, 1910-1962) Franz Kline (American, 1910-1962). Mahoning, 1956. Oil and paper collage on canvas. 80 x 100 in. (203.2 x 254 cm). Purchase, with funds from the Friends of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. © 2009 The Franz Kline Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Space Ritual XIX, 1957

© Mark Tobey Estate/Seattle Art Museum; used with permission
Mark Tobey (American, 1890-1976) Mark Tobey (American, 1890-1976). Space Ritual XIX, 1957. Sumi ink on Japanese paper. 44 7/16 x 34 7/16 in. (113 x 87.5 cm). Courtesy of Miani Johnson, Willard Gallery, New York. © Mark Tobey Estate/Seattle Art Museum


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Face of the Buddha, 1958?

© John Sampas, Legal Rep., Estate of Stella Kerouac 2009; used with permission
Jack Kerouac (American, 1922-1969) Jack Kerouac (American, 1922-1969). Face of the Buddha, 1958? Pencil on paper. 6 1/2 x 8 3/16 in. (16.5 x 20.9 cm). The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations. © John Sampas, Legal Rep., Estate of Stella Kerouac 2009

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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The Cry, 1959

© 2009 The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum; used with permission
Ismau Noguchi (American, 1904-1988) Ismau Noguchi (American, 1904-1988). The Cry, 1959. Balsa wood on steel base. 87 x 33 1/2 x 18 3/4 in. (221 x 85.1 x 47.6 cm) including base. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. 66.1812. © 2009 The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

Photo: Kristopher McKay


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Abstract Painting, 1960-66

© 2009 Reinhardt Estate/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York; used with permission
Ad Reinhardt (American, 1913-1967) Ad Reinhardt (American, 1913-1967). Abstract Painting, 1960-66. Oil on canvas. 60 x 60 in. (152.4 x 152.4 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, By exchange, 93.4239. © 2009 Reinhardt Estate/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Dream House, 1962-present

Photo: Jung Hee Choi, Copyright © Jung Hee Choi 2008; used with permission
La Monte Young (American, b. 1935) and Marian Zazeela (American, b. 1940) La Monte Young (American, b. 1935) and Marian Zazeela (American, b. 1940). Dream House, 1962-present. Photo: Jung Hee Choi, Copyright © Jung Hee Choi 2008


La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela, and The Just Alap Raga Ensemble performing Raga Sundara, ektal vilampit khayal by La Monte Young in Raga Yaman Kalyan in a setting of Imagic Light, June 27, 2008 Dream House: Seven + Eight Years of Sound and Light, 275 Church Street, New York Courtesy the MELA Foundation, Inc., New York.

About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Sea of Japan, 1963

© Allen Ginsberg Estate 2008; used with permission
Allen Ginsberg (American, 1926-1997) Allen Ginsberg (American, 1926-1997). Sea of Japan, 1963. Gelatin silver print, with inscription in ink by Allen Ginsberg. 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm). Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, Courtesy Allen Ginsberg Trust, New York. © Allen Ginsberg Estate 2008 / Photo: Kristopher McKay


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Gold Standard, 1964

© Estate of Robert Rauschenberg/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY; used with permission
Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-2008) Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-2008). Gold Standard, 1964. Combine. 85 x 142 x 51 1/4 in. (215.9 x 360.7 x 130.2 cm). Glenstone Foundation, Potomac, Maryland. © Estate of Robert Rauschenberg/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY / Photo: Tim Nighswander


Oil, paper, printed reproductions, clock, cardboard box, metal, fabric, wood, string, shoe, and Coca-Cola bottles on folding Japanese screen, with electric light, rope, and ceramic dog on bicycle seat and wire-mesh base.

About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Fluxkit, 1964/65

The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection, Detroit; used with permission
George Maciunas (American, 1931-1978) Fluxus Collective (International, active 1960s-late 1970s). Fluxkit, 1964/65. Fluxus edition, assembled by George Maciunas (American, 1931-1978). Mixed media (vinyl attaché case), printed matter. 11 x 17 5/16 x 14 15/16 in. (28 x 44 x 38 cm) opened. The Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection, Detroit / Photo: Walker Art Center

11 x 17 5/16 x 4 5/16 in. (28 x 44 x 11 cm) closed


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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From the Lyric Suite, 1965

© Dedalus Foundation, Inc./Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY; used with permission
Robert Motherwell (American, 1915-1991) Robert Motherwell (American, 1915-1991). From the Lyric Suite, 1965. Ink on Japanese paper. 8 15/16 x 11 in. (22.8 x 28 cm). Dedalus Foundation, New York. © Dedalus Foundation, Inc./Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Sound of Ice Melting, 1970

© 1970 Paul Kos; used with permission
Paul Kos (American, b. 1942) Paul Kos (American, b. 1942). Sound of Ice Melting, 1970. Two twenty-five-pound blocks of ice, eight boom microphone stands, eight microphones, mixer, amplifier, two large speakers, and cables. Dimensions variable. Collection of the artist. Installation view: Museum of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, 1970 / © 1970 Paul Kos


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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White Stone, 1965, 1979

© 2009 Agnes Martin/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York; used with permission
Agnes Martin (American, 1912-2004) Agnes Martin (American, 1912-2004). White Stone, 1965, 1979. Oil and graphite on linen. 71 7/8 x 71 7/8 in. (182.6 x 182.6 cm). Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Gift, Mr. Robert Elkon, 69.1911. © 2009 Agnes Martin/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York / Photo: David Heald


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Mitchell's Death, 1979

© 1979 Linda Montano; used with permission
Linda Mary Montano (American, b. 1942) Linda Mary Montano (American, b. 1942). Mitchell's Death, 1979. Video, sound; 23 minutes. Collection of the artist. © 1979 Linda Montano


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Punching the Time Clock on the Hour, One Year Performance

Collection of the artist © 1980-1981 Tehching Hsieh; used with permission
Tehching Hsieh (American, b. 1950) Tehching Hsieh (American, b. 1950). Punching the Time Clock on the Hour, One Year Performance, April 11, 1980-April 11, 1981. Installation of documentary photographs and original performance relics. Collection of the artist © 1980-1981 Tehching Hsieh / Photo: Michael Shen

April 11, 1980-April 11, 1981


Installation of documentary photographs and original performance relics, including poster, documents, 366 time cards, 366 24-hour images, 16mm film, time clock, 16mm movie camera, uniform, shoes, and footprints.

About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Dancers on a Plane, 1980-81

© Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY; used with permission
Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930) Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930). Dancers on a Plane, 1980-81. Oil and acrylic on canvas with painted bronze frame. 78 3/4 x 63 3/4 in. (200 x 161.9 cm). Tate, London, Purchased 1981. © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY / Photo: © Tate, London 2008


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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The Death of James Lee Byars, 1982/1994

© Estate of James Lee Byars; used with permission
James Lee Byars (American, 1932-1997) James Lee Byars (American, 1932-1997). The Death of James Lee Byars, 1982/1994. Gold leaf, crystals, and Plexiglas. Dimensions variable. Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels. Courtesy Marie-Puck Broodthaers, Brussels. © Estate of James Lee Byars

Photo: Courtesy of Michael Werner Gallery, New York and Cologne, and the Estate of James Lee Byars


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Room for St. John of the Cross, 1983

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; used with permission
Bill Viola (American, b. 1951) Bill Viola (American, b. 1951). Room for St. John of the Cross, 1983. Video/sound installation. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The El Paso Natural Gas Company Fund for California Art Photo: Kira Perov/SQUIDDS & NUNNS. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The El Paso Natural Gas Company Fund for California Art


Video/sound installation: black cubicle with window, the illuminated interior containing peat moss on the floor, wooden table, glass with water, metal pitcher with water, color video image on 9.4 cm monitor, one channel mono sound; black-and-white video projection on wall screen; amplified stereo sound.

Installation dimensions: 169 1/4 x 287 3/8 x 358 1/4 in. (430 x 730 x 910 cm)

About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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New River Watercolor Series I, #5, 1988

© The John Cage Trust at Bard College; used with permission
John Cage (American, 1912-1992) John Cage (American, 1912-1992). New River Watercolor Series I, #5, 1988. Watercolor on parchment paper. 18 x 36 in. (45.7 x 91.4 cm). Collection of Ray Kass. Photo: The Mountain Lake Workshop, Virginia Tech Photographic Service. © The John Cage Trust at Bard College


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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Cold Mountain Studies 10, from a series of thirty-five sheets, 1988-90

© 2009 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; used with permission
Brice Marden (American, b. 1938) Brice Marden (American, b. 1938). Cold Mountain Studies 10, from a series of thirty-five sheets, 1988-90. Ink on paper. 8 1/16 x 9 7/16 in. (20.5 x 24 cm). Collection of the artist. © 2009 Brice Marden / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


About the Show:

The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 illustrates the influences of Asian art, literature, music and philosophical ideals on American artists during a 129-year period. The exhibition features nearly 250 works by more than 100 artists and writers, and includes painting, sculpture, video art, installations, works on paper, film, live performance, literary works and ephemera.

The Third Mind was drawn from over 100 major museum and private collections in North America, Europe, and Japan, and made possible by a Chairman's Special Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. On view from January 30 through April 19, 2009 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.