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Looking Anew: Art and Estrangement, 1900–2000

December 14, 2017 - April 8, 2018

Many artists of the twentieth century purposefully made the familiar look strange, in order to challenge conventions. This exhibition of highlights from the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture offers viewers the opportunity to trace twentieth-century artistic innovations and challenges them to look anew.

Introduction

Many artists of the twentieth century purposefully made the familiar look strange, in order to challenge conventions. They prompted viewers to assume an analytical and critical role towards works and perhaps even towards society at large. This exhibition of highlights from the permanent collection of paintings and sculpture offers viewers the opportunity to trace twentieth-century artistic innovations and challenges them to look anew.

Works in the Exhibition

"Deer in Bottom," 1980 oil on canvas, by Neil Welliver,  American, 1929–2005.  Gift of halley k harrisburg, Class of 1990, and Michael Rosenfeld

"Deer in Bottom," 1980 oil on canvas, by Neil Welliver, American, 1929–2005. Gift of halley k harrisburg, Class of 1990, and Michael Rosenfeld

"Skowhegan V," 1991, oil on canvas, by Per Kirkeby, Danish, born 1938. Museum purchase, Jane H. and Charles E. Parker, Jr. Art Acquisition Fund.

"Skowhegan V," 1991, oil on canvas, by Per Kirkeby, Danish, born 1938. Museum purchase, Jane H. and Charles E. Parker, Jr. Art Acquisition Fund.

Luxembourg Gardens, 1928, oil on canvas, by  John D. Graham, American, 1881–1961.  Bequest of William H. Alexander, in memory of his friends, Major and Mrs. J. Tarn McGrew, Paris, France

Luxembourg Gardens, 1928, oil on canvas, by John D. Graham, American, 1881–1961. Bequest of William H. Alexander, in memory of his friends, Major and Mrs. J. Tarn McGrew, Paris, France

Visiting the Exhibition

December 14, 2017 - April 8, 2018

    Shaw Ruddock Gallery, Boyd Gallery