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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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>>

  • 20 year old Stuttgart man shot while walking his dog dies

    20 year old Stuttgart man shot while walking his dog dies

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:50:30 GMT
    UPDATE: 20 year old Daniel Ruffin passed away Wednesday night. STUTTGART (KATV) - Community members held a prayer vigil for Daniel Ruffin after he was shot in the chest on Tuesday night. Ruffin was walking his dog in front of his home on South Maple street just after 5 pm when he was shot. Neighbors At Wednesday's vigil Ruffin's family was warmly consoled and encouraged by neighbors.More >>
    UPDATE: 20 year old Daniel Ruffin passed away Wednesday night. STUTTGART (KATV) - Community members held a prayer vigil for Daniel Ruffin after he was shot in the chest on Tuesday night. Ruffin was walking his dog in front of his home on South Maple street just after 5 pm when he was shot. Neighbors At Wednesday's vigil Ruffin's family was warmly consoled and encouraged by neighbors. More >>
  • Lockdown lifted at Little Rock Air Force Base

    Lockdown lifted at Little Rock Air Force Base

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:48:11 GMT
    The lockdown at Little Rock Air Force Base has been lifted.More >>
    The lockdown at Little Rock Air Force Base has been lifted.More >>
  • FOLLOW-UP: Coroner says "pure speculation" if son would have been saved

    FOLLOW-UP: Coroner says "pure speculation" if son would have been saved

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:51:41 GMT
    CONWAY (KATV) – The Faulkner County Coroner said it was a lethal combination of a multitude of drugs that ultimately killed 20 year-old Joshua Ashley-Pauley – the son of the man holding a sign public shaming his son’s friends who he believes did nothing to help save his son. More >>
    CONWAY (KATV) – The Faulkner County Coroner said it was a lethal combination of a multitude of drugs that ultimately killed 20 year-old Joshua Ashley-Pauley – the son of the man holding a sign public shaming his son’s friends who he believes did nothing to help save his son. More >>