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Museum's 'Methods for Modernism' Reviewed in Portland Phoenix

Story posted May 06, 2010

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art's exhibition, Methods for Modernism: Form and Color in American Art, which opened in April, is reviewed in the May 5, 2010, edition of the the Portland Phoenix.

An excerpt from the review:

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Oscar Bluemner, American, 1867-1938, Landscape with Arched Trees, 1918, gouache, Museum Purchase, George Otis Hamlin Fund, 1979.47
Supplemented with explanatory texts by curator Diana Tuite and quotes from Willard Huntington Wright’s 1923 The Future of Painting, and Stieglitz’s journal Camera Work, the show rips through the –isms, highlighting the explosion of artistic innovation brewing during the first quarter of the 20th century.

Read the article.

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.

More about the exhibition here.

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