John Storrs (1885-1956), Ceres, 1930. Museum Purchase, Friends of the Wichita Museum, Inc., Volunteers of the Sales/Rental Gallery, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas


October 2, 2010 – January 2, 2011 – Norton Museum of Art

The first exhibition of Storrs’s work in over 20 years, Machine-Age Modernist will highlight his sculptures, drawings, and paintings drawn from various national collections, including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Corcoran Museum of Art, among other leading institutions and private lenders. One of America’s foremost modernists, John Storrs (1885–1956) produced a remarkable body of sculpture and was at the forefront of both European and American avant-garde movements. Storrs became part of a vibrant, early 20th-century culture enthralled with invention and stretching the visual parameters of art.

This exhibition was organized by the Boston Athenæum.
Major funding for this exhibition and the accompanying catalogue was provided by The Henry Luce Foundation, The Florence Gould Foundation, Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund, and Cushing Academy.
Local presentation of this exhibition is made possible in part through the generosity of The Diane Belfer Endowment for Sculpture, The Priscilla and John Richman Endowment for American Art and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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