MoMA Opens AMERICAN MODERN: HOPPER TO O'KEEFFE Exhibition Today
The Museum of Modern Art announces American Modern: Hopper to O'Keeffe, on display from today, August 17, 2013, to January 26, 2014.
The exhibition 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. 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. 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. The selection of over 150 works is organized thematically, depicting such subjects as urban and rural landscapes, scenes of industry, still-life compositions, and portraiture.
This focused look at American masterworks and surprises in MoMA's collection is organized by Kathy Curry, Assistant Curator, and Esther Adler, Assistant Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints.
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