American Modernism: The Shein Collection
May 16, 2010 – January 2, 2011
East Building Ground Level

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: This exhibition explores the advent of modernism a century ago through twenty important paintings, sculptures, and drawings by the first-generation American avant-garde. Among the artists represented are Patrick Henry Bruce, Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Marcel Duchamp, Marsden Hartley, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, John Marin, Georgia O'Keeffe, Man Ray, Morton Schamberg, Charles Sheeler, Joseph Stella, John Storrs, and Max Weber. All works are from the Edward and Deborah Shein Collection, which is distinguished by its remarkable quality and rigorous focus on early American modernism.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art.

Image: John Marin, The Written Sea, 1952, oil on canvas, Gift of Deborah and Ed Shein, 2009.12.1

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Education Resource: Art since 1950

Audio and Video

The Early Modernists in America
Audio, Released: January 4, 2011, (207:20 minutes)
American Modernism: The Shein Collection
Audio, Released: June 1, 2010, (13:34 minutes)
Press Event: American Modernism: The Shein Collection
Audio, Released: May 11, 2010, (38:33 minutes)