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Poster for "Seventeen Modern American Painters," Frank Perls Gallery, Beverly Hills, January-February 1951.
February 1951

Motherwell joins the Graduate Department of Art and Art History at Hunter College. He will be made an assistant professor in 1952, granted tenure in 1953 and will teach at Hunter through 1959. He is instrumental in making Hunter one of the earliest graduate programs to teach modern art, and brings many artists onto the faculty including Baziotes, Richard Lippold, Ad Reinhardt, and Clyfford Still.

On February 5, he speaks at the symposium ''What Abstract Art Means to Me'' at the Museum of Modern Art. Other speakers include Calder, Stuart Davis, de Kooning, Fritz Glarner and George L.K. Morris.