Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television at The Jewish Museum, May 1 – September 20, 2015

Revolution of the Eye

Installation view of Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television, May 1, 2015 – September 20, 2015. © The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by: David Heald

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of  American Television May 1, 2015 – September 20, 2015  The Jewish Museum, New York

Man Ray, Indestructible Object, 1923/1965, mixed media assemblage. The Newark Museum, purchase, 2000, The Alberto Burri Memorial Fund, established by Stanley J. Seeger. Artwork © Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / ADAGP, Paris; digital image © Museum of Modern Art / licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY.

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American TelevisionMay 1, 2015 – September 20, 2015 The Jewish Museum, New York

William Golden, Art Director, “The Sign of Good Television,” Fortune, December 1951

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of  American Television May 1, 2015 – September 20, 2015  The Jewish Museum, New York

Kurt Weihs, Designer, William Golden, Art Director, “Concentric Eye,” Fortune, February 1955

Revolution of the Eye

Installation view of Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television, May 1, 2015 – September 20, 2015. © The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by: David Heald

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of  American Television May 1, 2015 – September 20, 2015  The Jewish Museum, New York

Lee Friedlander, Florida, 1963, gelatin silver print. Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco and Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York. © Lee Friedlander / Image provided by Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of  American Television May 1, 2015 – September 20, 2015  The Jewish Museum, New York

Still from The Dinah Shore Show, NBC, 1952 and 1953, stage sets based on modern art: Surrealism. Library of Congress Look Archives

The Twilight Zone

Still from the opening credits of The Twilight Zone, Season 1, November 20, 1959. Image provided by CBS via Getty Images

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of  American Television May 1, 2015 – September 20, 2015  The Jewish Museum, New York

Salvador Dali on What’s My Line, CBS, January 27, 1957. © Fremantle Media

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of  American Television May 1, 2015 – September 20, 2015  The Jewish Museum, New York

Ernie Kovacs. Image provided by Photofest, New York

Revolution of the Eye

Installation view of Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television, May 1, 2015 – September 20, 2015. © The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by: David Heald

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American TelevisionMay 1, 2015 – September 20, 2015 The Jewish Museum, New York

Winky Dink and You game book, c. 1954

Revolution of the Eye

Installation view of Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television, May 1, 2015 – September 20, 2015. © The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by: David Heald

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of  American Television May 1, 2015 – September 20, 2015  The Jewish Museum, New York

Goldie Hawn in Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In; the show ran from 1968–1973. Image provided by The Kobal Collection at Art Resource, New York

BATMAN (1966)

Batman and Robin, 1966. Image provided by 20th Century Fox / The Kobal Collection at Art Resource, New York

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of  American Television May 1, 2015 – September 20, 2015  The Jewish Museum, New York

Roy Lichtenstein, Sweet Dreams, Baby! 1965, screenprint. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, gift of Dr. Joseph Clive Enos Ill (PA 1960), 2010.69 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein / Art Resource, New York

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of  American Television May 1, 2015 – September 20, 2015  The Jewish Museum, New York

Andy Warhol with Sonny Liston in a Braniff Airways commercial, 1968

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of  American Television May 1, 2015 – September 20, 2015  The Jewish Museum, New York

Andy Warhol, Get Smart cover for TV Guide, March 5, 1966. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Images courtesy The Jewish Museum