Addison Gallery of American Art
Parallel Perspectives: Early Twentieth Century American Art
Parallel Perspectives: Early Twentieth Century American Art on view through February 13, 2000 features art works drawn from the collections of these two important teaching museums, the Addison Gallery of American Art and the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden at the University of Nebraska. (left: Ralph Albert Blakelock, After Sundown, c. 1892, oil on canvas mounted on aluminum, 27 1/8 x 37 1/4 inches, Addison Gallery of American Art, Gift of anonymous doner (1928.41)
Painting, sculpture, and works on paper by artists such as George Inness, Ralph Albert Blakelock, George Bellows, Patrick Henry Bruce, Arthur Bowen Davies, Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, and Georgia O'Keeffe present the multiple voices of American modernism from the 1890s to the 1930s. (right: Georgia O'Keeffe, Wave Night, 1928, oil on canvas, 30 x 36 inches, Addison Gallery of American Art, Purchased as the gift of Charles L. Stillman (PA 1922) (1947.33)
Parallels in each of the collections include a strong representation of nineteenth century artists Inness and Blakelock, and Ashcan School painters such as Robert Henri, George Luks and John Sloan. Later pairing of work include two paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe--the Addison's Wave, Night, and the Sheldon's New York, Night, both from 1928--and the Sheldon's Arch Hotel of 1929 and the Addison's Red Cart of 1932, by Stuart Davis.
A brochure featuring full-color reproductions and an interview with curators Daniel Sidell, Interim Director of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, and Susan Faxon, Associate Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art by art historian William C. Agee is available at the Addison Gallery. (left: Edward Hopper, Manhatten Bridge Loop, 1928, oil on canvas, 35 x 60 inches, Addison Gallery of American Art, Gift of Stephen C. Clark, Esq. (1932.17)
This exhibition is the second in a series of collaborative exhibitions organized by the Addison Gallery and supported by the Henry Luce Foundation's American Collections Enhancement Initiative. The Addison is working With a number of other university and college museums with stellar collections of American art to develop focused exhibitions that draw on the complementary collection strengths of each institution. The goal of the series is to increase visibility for the collections, to provide provocative and informative juxtapositions of works, and to focus efforts on exhibitions that celebrate the essential educational mission the institutions play as within larger academic institutions. Additional support for this collaboration has been provided by June and Paul Schorr.
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