Crystal Bridges museum to unveil Rothko painting - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Crystal Bridges museum to unveil Rothko painting

Mark Rothko's 'No. 210/No. 211 (Orange)' Mark Rothko's 'No. 210/No. 211 (Orange)'

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art will unveil its newly acquired Mark Rothko painting this weekend.

Rothko's No. 210/No. 211 (Orange) will be shown to museum members on Friday and unveiled to the public Saturday. The Bentonville museum announced its acquisition last month of the artwork by the abstract expressionist painter.

Rothko painted No. 210/No. 211 (Orange) in 1960. It features large rectangles of rich color and has only been exhibited twice in public.

Crystal Bridges acquired the painting from a private collection. The museum did not disclose the price.

The Rothko painting will be featured in Crystal Bridges' temporary exhibition called "See the Light: The Luminist Tradition in American Art." The painting will be moved to the museum's permanent collection once the exhibition closes Jan. 28.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Watch thieves steal 21 guns in less than 40 seconds

    Watch thieves steal 21 guns in less than 40 seconds

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:32:05 GMT
    (KATV)-A pair of robbers broke into a White Hall hunting store and stole 21 guns in less than 40 seconds, according to police.More >>
    (KATV)-A pair of robbers broke into a White Hall hunting store and stole 21 guns in less than 40 seconds, according to police.More >>
  • Metro Radar

    Metro Radar

  • Trauma in the ER: Inside the life of a resident doctor

    Trauma in the ER: Inside the life of a resident doctor

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:36:25 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - The state's only level one trauma center for adults also seconds at the state's only teaching hospital. That hospital is of course the University of Arkansas Medical Center in coordination with the University of Arkansas School for Medical Sciences. In part two of a three-part series, KATV's Matt Mershon takes a closer look at what it's like to be a resident doctor at UAMS.More >>
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - The state's only level one trauma center for adults also seconds at the state's only teaching hospital. That hospital is of course the University of Arkansas Medical Center in coordination with the University of Arkansas School for Medical Sciences. In part two of a three-part series, KATV's Matt Mershon takes a closer look at what it's like to be a resident doctor at UAMS.More >>