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Twentieth-Century Art: Highlights from the Collection
December 22, 2009 - February 21, 2010
Shaw Ruddock Gallery
"Untitled", 1943, by Arshile Gorky, American, 1904-1948, Graphite and colored crayon , Gift of Walter K. Gutman, Class of 1924, 1966.91
Surveying affinities in European and American art through the 1970s, this exhibition features paintings, drawings, and sculpture from the museum's collection. The works on view showcase a range of twentieth-century treatments of the visual field, all of them stressing the material expressiveness of the medium, or media, in play.  Artists on exhibit include René Magritte, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, and Louise Nevelson.  
"Untitled (The Red Cone)", ca. 1950 by Alexander Calder, American, 1898-1976, painted metal, Bequest of William H. Alexander, in memory of his friend, Frederick H. Wilke, M.D., Chief of Pediatrics at St. Lukes Hospital, New York, 2003.11.21
"Construction with Swallows", 1934 by Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881-1973, India ink, pen and charcoal , Bequest of William H. Alexander, in memory of his friend, Howard Hoyt Shiras, M.D., 2003.11.63

"Double Cherry Blossoms", 1973 by Alma Woodsey Thomas, American, 1891-1978, acrylic on canvas, Gift of halley k harrisburg, Class of 1990, and Michael Rosenfeld, 2003.28