Drawn from the impressive collection of the Vilcek Foundation in New York, this exciting exhibition presents rarely-before seen masterworks of American Modernism.
Works in the exhibition date from the early 1900s to the Post-war era. A wide range of modern stylistic approaches in various media (paintings, sculpture, and works on paper) are presented, with particular emphasis given to American artistic responses to the geometric compositions of cubism, the nature-based abstractions by artists of the Stieglitz Circle, and the regionally-inspired modernism produced in the American Southwest after the first World War.
To complement the Vilcek collection, Phoenix Art Museum will exhibit 33 examples of modernist American art from the Museum’s own superb collection of art from this era. The combined installations will offer a thorough representation of the many ways in which American artists responded and contributed to modernist trends in the early twentieth century.
The exhibition is organized by The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma in cooperation with The Vilcek Foundation, New York.
Photography of most pieces in this exhibition is encouraged. Look for the "no photography" sign on restricted works of art. Share your love for American modernism with #FromNYtoNM!
Left: George Copeland Ault (1891-1948), View from Brooklyn, 1927 (detail). Oil on canvas. ©Vilcek Foundation
Right: Marsden Hartley (1877-1943), Provincetown, 1916. Oil on canvas board. ©Vilcek Foundation