The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Skyscrapers: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs of the Early Twentieth Century
Stella Simon (American, 1878 – 1973), 6th Avenue, c. 1930-32. Gelatin silver print, Image and sheet: 9 1/2 x 7 3/16 inches. Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Lynne and Harold Honickman Gift of the Julien Levy Collection, 2001.
PHILADELPHIA, PA.- The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents today Skyscrapers: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs of the Early Twentieth Century, on view through November 1, 2009. Icons of modernity and testaments to human achievement, skyscrapers rose to towering heights in major cities across the United States during the early decades of the twentieth century. These technological feats of architecture and design furnished necessary solutions to the problems set by rapid urban growth while simultaneously providing exciting new material for artists. Skyscrapers offered the contemporary artist a way to document a city’s development, a pretext for experimenting with modernist aesthetics, and a subject on which to project personal or collective ideas and emotions.

More than fifty prints, drawings, and photographs chosen from the Museum’s collection demonstrate the many ways artists chose to portray the new giants in their landscape. Roughly spanning the years between 1905 and 1940, the works will reflect a wide range of styles and practices. Among the famous skyscrapers featured are Chicago’s gothic-ornamented Tribune Tower, New York City’s Art Deco Empire State Building, and Philadelphia’s modernist PSFS Building. The exhibition includes prints by John Marin and Charles Sheeler, photographs by Berenice Abbott and Alfred Stieglitz, and drawings by Earl Horter and Abraham Walkowitz.

Curators: John Vick • The Margaret R. Mainwaring Curatorial Fellow in the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.

Skyscrapers | Philadelphia Museum of Art | John Vick |




Today's News

June 6, 2009

Francois Pinault Opens The New Punta della Dogana Contemporary Art Centre in Venice

Monet's Iconic Water Lilies from the Museum of Modern Art Coming to Atlanta this Summer

Fra Bartolommeo, van Dyck, Marieschi and Turner Lead Auction of Old Masters at Christie's

Kresge Art Museum Acquires Significant 17th Century Dutch Painting

Milwaukee Art Museum Presents The Eight and American Modernisms

New Grand Salon Installation Opens at Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Passionate Journey: The Grice Collection of Native American Art at The Mint Museum of Art

Aspects of Pop Art Opens at Galerie Gmurzynska, Zürich

Jeremy Deller's Manic Street Preachers Installation Comes to Yorkshire

Amon Carter Museum Exhibits Esteemed Private Collection of African-American Art

Skyscrapers: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs of the Early Twentieth Century

Museo Reina Sofía and PHotoEspaña Present Walid Raad, a Play Between Reality and Fiction

Judy Millar's "Giraffe-Bottle-Gun" and Francis Upritchard's "Save Yourself"

Cepezed to Design Utrecht City Centre Bridge

Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art Announced

The Non-Age at Kunsthalle Winterthur Opens

Iván Marino: Tampoco at Museo Extemeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo (MEIAC)

Arkansas Arts Center Presents Jun Kaneko

Dvorak Sec Contemporary To Present Czech Artist David Cerny

Celebrate Summer with the Knoxville Museum of Art at Family Fun Day

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Picasso masterpiece becomes the most valuable work ever sold at auction: $179,365,000

2.- Conceptual artist David Ireland's restored home at 500 Capp Street to open in January 2016

3.- After last month's 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, century-old Kaiser Library left in ruins

4.- Team of American explorers say pirate Captain Kidd's treasure found off Madagascar

5.- Christoph Buechel's church-cum-mosque causes controversy at Venice Biennale

6.- World's oldest complete example of 10 Commandments on rare display in Israel

7.- Go West: Artists flee exorbitant and over-crowded New York for Los Angeles

8.- All the World's Futures: 56th International Art Exhibition curated by Okwui Enwezor opens

9.- Exhibition at Museum of Modern Art explores Yoko Ono's groundbreaking early work

10.- Tsibi Geva presents a new installation for the Israeli pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition

Related Stories



Installation Design by Zaha Hadid creates dynamic setting for exhibition of her recent product designs

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Announces Acquisition of 3,000 Works by Paul Strand

Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents Major Survey Devoted to Italian Artist Michelangelo Pistoletto

Museum Announces Appointment of Alice Beamesderfer as Deputy Director

Six Artists Explore the Interaction between Cinema and Reality

Japanese Fascination with the West is Explored in Exhibition of Prints

Japanese Fascination with the West is Explored in Exhibition of 19th-Century Yokohama Prints

Exhibition of North African Jewelry and Photography Announced in Philadelphia

Exhibition of North African Jewelry and Photography Announced in Philadelphia

Museum to Present Major Survey Devoted to Italian Artist Michelangelo Pistoletto



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site