"People here have not had direct contact with works by the greats of the period -- Miró, Picasso, Warhol," says Sobel. "This exhibition, in my view, is as good as it gets. It tells the story of modern art as well as any museum in the nation." The exhibit's centerpiece is a room of abstract expressionist works -- including a stunning Jackson Pollock -- many of which the long-standing gallery bought straight from the artists' studios before they'd gained art-world cachet.
Following is a sampler of what you'll see in Modern Masters, which, as Sobel notes, picks up where the last DAM blockbuster, Passport to Paris, left off.Continue reading for more Modern Masters images.