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Methods for Modernism
April 8, 2010 - July 11, 2010
Bernard and Barbro Osher Gallery
Halford Gallery
“Landscape with Arched Trees”, 1918, by Oscar Bluemner. Museum Purchase, George Otis Hamlin Fund, Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Also see the interactive website Methods for Modernism: Rediscover Past Exhibitions.

Extending the lines of inquiry opened in Learning to Paint, this exhibition looks at American encounters with and participation within European modernism by way of alternative spaces of instruction and exhibition. Focusing on Americans’ relationships to indigenous traditions and criticism, Methods for Modernism explores the new technical and methodological stakes faced by these artists. This exhibition is made possible through the Yale University Art Gallery’s Collection-Sharing Initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Gallery Talk by Patricia Sherwin Garland

Thursday, April 1, 2010 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in Halford Gallery, Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Lecture by Kristina Wilson

Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union

Lecture by Justin Wolff

Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. in Beam Classroom, VAC

Lecture by Alan Braddock

Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. in Beam Classroom, VAC


“Spring (The Procession)”, 1914-1916, by Joseph Stella. Yale University of Art Gallery, Gift of Collection Societe Anonyme.
“Staircase, Doylestown", ca. 1925, by Charles Sheeler. Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy.

“Untitled (unfinished sketch of trees)” ca. 1917, by William Zorach. Gift of Dahlov Ipcar and Tessim Zorach, 1979.73.