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American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe – New York – NY

 Edward Hopper. House by the Railroad. 1925. Oil on canvas, 24 x 29" (61 x 73.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Given anonymously. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Digital Imaging Studio

Edward Hopper. House by the Railroad. 1925. Oil on canvas, 24 x 29″ (61 x 73.7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Given anonymously. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Digital Imaging Studio


Until January 26, 2014 – Museum of Modern Art – MoMA

American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe takes a fresh look at the Museum’s holdings of American art made between 1915 and 1950, and considers the cultural preoccupations of a rapidly changing American society in the first half of the 20th century.

Florine Stettheimer - Family Portrait, II - Oil on canvas 46 1/4 x 64 5/8" (117.4 x 164 cm)  -  1933 - The Museum of Modern Art

Florine Stettheimer – Family Portrait, II – Oil on canvas 46 1/4 x 64 5/8″ (117.4 x 164 cm) – 1933 – The Museum of Modern Art

American Modern includes paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and sculptures by more than 50 artists, bringing together some of the Museum’s most celebrated masterworks, including pieces by Charles Burchfield, Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, Florine Stettheimer, Alfred Stieglitz, and Andrew Wyeth.

Andrew Wyeth - 1948 - Christina's World - Tempera on gessoed panel - 81.9 cm × 121.3 cm (32¼ in × 47¾ in) - Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Andrew Wyeth – 1948 – Christina’s World – Tempera on gessoed panel – 81.9 cm × 121.3 cm (32¼ in × 47¾ in) – Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Contextualizing these works across mediums and amid lesser-seen but revelatory compositions, American Modern offers these artists’ views of the United States in a period of radical transformation, expressed in a variety of visual styles, artistic movements, and personal visions.

Georgia O'Keeffe (American, 1887–1986) - Abstraction Blue - 1927 - Oil on canvas - 40 1/4 x 30" (102.1 x 76 cm) - Copyright:© 2013 The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Georgia O’Keeffe (American, 1887–1986) – Abstraction Blue – 1927 – Oil on canvas – 40 1/4 x 30″ (102.1 x 76 cm) – Copyright:© 2013 The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The selection of more than 100 works is organized thematically, depicting such subjects as urban and rural landscapes, scenes of industry, still-life compositions, and portraiture. Far from an encyclopedic view of American art of the period, the exhibition is a focused look at the strengths and surprises of MoMA’s collection in an area that has played a major role in the institution’s history.

Museum of Modern Art  – New York


Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years – Sidney – Australia

17 June – 5 September 2010 – The Art Gallery of New South Wales
Lake George brought forth some of the most sublime photographs of the 20th century, whether of people or place. It was where Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) conceived his remarkable cloud photographs the Equivalents, possibly the most visionary works to exist in the photographic medium, spawning the era of ‘straight’ photography worldwide.

This will be the first exhibition of the photographs of Alfred Stieglitz ever held in Australia. It will present works rarely seen together, from prestigious institutions including the National Gallery of Art Washington, the Museum of Modern Art New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, J Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles and Museum of Fine Arts Boston, among others.

The exhibition includes 150 photographs and publications from the 1910s to the 1930s, including some of Stieglitz’s earliest ‘straight’ photographs, later editions of the journal Camera Work and portraits, including from the remarkable series of his wife Georgia O’Keeffe.

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Early American Modernism – National Gallery of Art – Washington DC.

National Gallery of Art, East Building – Until January 2, 2011.

American Modernism: The Shein Collection presents 20 masterpieces by Patrick Henry Bruce, Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Marcel Duchamp, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Georgia O’Keeffe, Man Ray, Charles Sheeler, and other renowned artists. The collection demonstrates the importance of the early American modernists in the development of the avant-garde in the United States and Europe during the 20th century.

Distinguished by its rigorous focus on leading artists from the first generation of American modernists as well as the extraordinarily high quality of the paintings, sculptures, and drawings it contains, the Shein Collection is one of the nation’s foremost private collections of early American modernist works.

Among the works on display are exceedingly rare objects such as Painting (Still Life) (c. 1919), by Patrick Henry Bruce, one of only 25 extant paintings from Bruce’s brilliant late still-life series; Charles Demuth’s iconic precisionist painting of American industry, End of the Parade, Coatesville, Pa. (1920); Marsden Hartley’s Pre-War Pageant (1913), a singular precursor to his famous German officer series; Man Ray’s precocious canvas, Legend (1916); a machine image by Morton Livingston Schamberg, Painting VI (1916), executed shortly before the artist’s tragic early death at age 37 in 1918; and a recently discovered, large-scale pair of cast-concrete works by the sculptor John Storrs, Auto Tower, Industrial Forms (c. 1922).

The trio of artists most consistently championed by the photographer Alfred Stieglitz—Arthur Dove, John Marin, and Georgia O’Keeffe—is also represented, respectively, by their classic masterpieces Sunrise I (1936), Sunset (1922), and Dark Iris No. 2 (1927). In addition, helping to bridge the history of this generation of American artists before and after World War II are the late masterworks The Written Sea (1952) by Marin, Composition around White (1959) by Charles Sheeler, Unfinished Business (1962) by Stuart Davis, and Marcel Duchamp’s 1964 version of Fresh Widow. Completing the collection are important paintings and drawings by Arthur B. Davies, Edwin Dickinson, Preston Dickinson, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, Alfred Maurer, Joseph Stella, and Max Weber.

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