At the Dawn of a New Age: Early Twentieth-Century American Modernism

Museum Exhibits
May 07, 2022
 to Jan 31, 2023 Official Site


At the Dawn of a New Age: Early Twentieth-Century American Modernism brings together works by lesser-known modernists and familiar icons, created between 1900 and 1930. It uncovers how these artists used abstraction and responded to the realities of a rapidly modernizing world. Featuring artworks drawn primarily from the Whitney’s collection, including new acquisitions and rarely seen works, the exhibition represents over 60 works by more than 45 artists working in various styles and media, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints, photographs, and woodcuts. At the Dawn of a New Age offers a broader perspective on early twentieth-century American modernism by including groundbreaking, historically overlooked artists like Henrietta Shore, Charles Duncan, Yun Gee, Manierre Dawson, Blanche Lazzell, Ben Benn, Isami Doi, and Albert Bloch in addition to well-known artists like Marsden Hartley, Oscar Bluemner, Elie Nadelman, Charles Burchfield, Aaron Douglas, and Georgia O’Keeffe.

Image: Pamela Colman Smith, The Wave, 1903. Watercolor, brush and ink, and graphite pencil on paper, 10 1/4 × 17 3/4 in. (26 × 45.1 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Mrs. Sidney N. Heller 60.42


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