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Tag Archives: 20th Century

#5WomenArtists – Augusta Savage

Mar

18

Augusta Savage became a gifted sculptor, significant teacher, leader, and catalyst for change. Overcoming poverty, racism, and sexual discrimination, Savage became one of this country’s most influential artists of the 20th century, playing an instrumental role in the development of…

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#5WomenArtists – Anna Hyatt Huntington: ‘Diana of the Hunt’

Mar

30

Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973) was an American sculptress born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. From an early age, Huntington was encouraged by her father to develop and hone her artistic talents.

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New Exhibition Showcases 19th-Century Academic Artwork

Jan

09

Academic Splendor: Nineteenth-Century Masterworks from the Dahesh Museum of Art will open January 27 at the Cummer Museum. The Dahesh Museum of Art is the only institution in the United States that is devoted to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting works by European and American academically trained artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Folk Couture: Translating Emotion into Wearable Art

Oct

03

What happens when you ask 13 designers to explore the American Folk Art Museum in New York and translate pieces into wearable art? You get Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens’ newest installation, running October 7 through December 31, 2016. The designers are a mixture of…

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Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell

Dec

23

Rivaled only by the early years of the 1910s, when abstraction was pioneered in Europe and America, the 40-year period between 1950 and 1990 witnessed dramatic developments in abstract art. This exhibition features 27 paintings by some of the era’s most important artists, including Karel Appel, Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hofmann…

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All Together: The Sculpture of Chaim Gross

Oct

29

American sculptor Chaim Gross (1904 – 91) is renowned for his figurative direct carvings in wood from the first half of the 20th century. In the mid-1950s, however, he began to make large-scale bronzes that enabled him to shift from the solid massing of his carvings to a more open, linear style. From 1957 through the 1980s, Gross created more than 300 bronze works that range in scale from miniatures to life-size portraits to large-scale public works. Today approximately 100 of these bronzes are…

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