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Cy Twombly Gallery

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varied abstract art of one genius

Each room of Cy Twombly Gallery is filled with mystery, color, intrigue, story. From long... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Kiki P
Shrine to Cy Twombly

Pretty incredible this whole building was built to show giant Cy Twombly paintings. I'm actually... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2017
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Adjacent to the Menil Collection's main museum, the eponymous Cy Twombly Gallery houses a body of work that is at once baroque and spare, ancient and modern. Cy Twombly (1928–2011) emerged from the New York art world of the early 1950s, though his...more
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Each room of Cy Twombly Gallery is filled with mystery, color, intrigue, story. From long, colorful expansive rooms to quiet, small, dark galleries, you will step into a realm unique and imaginative.

Thank Kiki P
Reviewed April 2, 2018

This is a gorgeous space devoted to Twombly. Hard to understand, enjoy and penetrate his art. I would need to have this all explained. Without that I was underwhelmed

Thank MikeBirdman
Reviewed November 17, 2017

Free museum with very friendly staff to gaze at the work of an accomplished artist from the 20th century. In and out in half an hour. Across the street from the Manil Collection, using their back entrance. My artist wife loved the contents, arrangements, and...More

Thank George_from_Florida
Reviewed June 7, 2017

Here's the deal: you might not "like" Twombly's visions. But here you have the opportunity to view them in perhaps the most optimal of conditions: a space devoted to entirely to them, and with free admission. So why not give it a shot, since you...More

1  Thank Ken B
Reviewed June 2, 2017

The Cy Twombly Gallery should be on every art lovers bucket list. I loved it! Whether you “get” Twombly immediately or are still scratching your head, this is the perfect place to make an enjoyable effort to deepen or begin your understanding. At times Twombly...More

1  Thank EdgarCosset
Reviewed February 8, 2017

Pretty incredible this whole building was built to show giant Cy Twombly paintings. I'm actually not a fan of his work, but in this context I had an emotional reaction. Especially the rose paintings.. pretty powerful. You can do this museum across the street from...More

Thank ClintPage
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Look, I get that modern art is subjective, and some modern artists have created some truly unique works that have truly challenged the boundaries of self-expression. Cy Twombly is not one of those. He's not, and unlike many artists, this isn't open to debate. Creating...More

4  Thank Matthew B
Reviewed July 6, 2016

I was only familiar with Twombly's 50 Days at Ilium located in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. So very glad I had a chance to view more of his work. Twombly is an artist who has to grow on you. I did not appreciate the...More

Thank MagistraCip
Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

The perfect quick gallery to visit. A gem. The best 20 min of your day. I never get tired of the paintings.

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed December 7, 2015

This is a gorgeous, free museum that showcases a wide variety of art in one of the U.S's best museum buildings.

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