Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television is the first exhibition to explore how avant-garde art influenced and shaped the look and content of network television in its formative years, from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s. During this period, the pioneers of American television — many of them young, Jewish, and aesthetically adventurous — had adopted modernism as a source of inspiration. The exhibition at the Jewish Museum (New York) looks at how the dynamic new medium, in its risk-taking and aesthetic experimentation, paralleled and embraced cutting-edge art and design. Including: works by Saul Bass, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Eero Saarinen, and Andy Warhol alongside television memorabilia, and clips from Batman and The Ed Sullivan Show to The Twilight Zone.
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