The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art explores works by American Moderns
Edward Hopper, Marshall’s House, 1932, Opaque and transparent watercolor over graphite on wove paper. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT: Purchased through the gift of Henry and Walter Keney (1933.93). © 2018 Heirs of Josephine Hopper / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

HARTFORD, CONN.- The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art will present American Moderns in Watercolor: Edward Hopper and His Contemporaries December 22, 2018 to March 17, 2019. American Moderns in Watercolor brings together sixteen works of art from the 1920s and 1930s that depict urban and rural subjects. Edward Hopper and contemporaries such as Charles Burchfield, Stuart Davis, Preston Dickinson, Arthur Dove, John Marin, and Abraham Walkowitz were increasingly on the move, either by car or on foot, observing the changing American landscape. This exhibition explores how these modern artists uniquely embraced the portable medium of watercolor, experimenting with new subjects, styles, and techniques.

From the solitude in Hopper’s composed watercolors of coastal New England to the energetic forces of New York City painted by Marin, American Moderns in Watercolor shows how artists drew inspiration from their surroundings. “Bringing renewed interest and aspirations for the medium, these artists elevated watercolor to new levels,” said Erin Monroe, Robert H. Schutz Jr., Associate Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, “and contributed to the development of modern art in this country.”

The Wadsworth Atheneum was at the forefront of collecting and exhibiting modern American watercolors, especially the work of Edward Hopper. In 1928, the museum purchased the first of six watercolors by Hopper (four are included in the exhibition) and gave Hopper his first solo museum exhibition later that year. Another important early acquisition was Marshall’s House, in 1933, depicting Hopper’s neighbor’s house on Cape Cod. A recent documentary, “Edward Hopper and Marshall’s House,” will be on view in the exhibition.

This is the first of two presentations from the Wadsworth’s outstanding collection of American works on paper. The second exhibition will highlight Modernist still lifes by artists such as Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, and Georgia O’Keeffe, and opens March 23, 2019.

Tours of American Moderns in Watercolor and Modern art from the collection are offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 pm from Jan. 19–Feb. 24. A docent-led Art in Focus talk on John Marin’s From the Bridge, N.Y.C. will take place on Jan. 16 at noon. There will be a gallery talk at noon on Feb. 1 with curator Erin Monroe and a second gallery talk will take place at noon on Feb. 27 led by Jenny Parsons, Assistant Curator at the Florence Griswold Museum. Hopper Stories, a series of eight short films, will be shown in the theater on Mar. 1 and 2. On Mar. 15 Rebecca Pollak, a paper conservator and Senior Research Associate at Scientific Analysis of Art LLC, will present a gallery talk discussing the technical innovations made by Hopper and his contemporaries.

Today's News

December 22, 2018

Argentina puts 65-million-year-old dinosaur replica on display

Sotheby's reveals highlights from Evening Sale of Master Paintings in New York

Exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art explores works by American Moderns

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam expects to welcome nearly 700,000 visitors by the end of 2018

Frieze announces new collaborations with museum leadership and themed sections for Frieze New York

Rago Auctions announces highlights of the January 10-20 auctions

American photographer Bruce Weber faces new accusations of harassment

Exhibition transforms MAXXI into an intense and somewhat chaotic street scene

PDNB Gallery exhibits photographs by Paul Sokal

Solo exhibition of works by Korean artist Ham Kyungah on view at Pace Gallery Hong Kong

Jonathan+Olivia unveils original Banksy in their new Whistler store

Historic library weaves 'Harry Potter'-style tourist magic in Rio

New 'Mammoths and Mastodons: At La Brea Tar Pits' opens in Los Angeles

Over 100,000 cards will be offered by Whyte's this January

Winners announced for Sino Group x Niio inaugural digital art prize

Exhibition at Blindspot Gallery features three new video works by Hao Jingban

Priska Pasquer exhibits works by Ulrike Rosenbach and Angela Brandys

Jonathan Watkins takes the helm at Manif d'art 9 - The Quebec City Biennial

Museo Nivola opens exhibition of works by Le Corbusier

Gatekeeper at Japan's 'Suicide Forest' hopes music can save lives

Guangzhou Triennial 2018 opens at the Guangdong Museum of Art

Photography and an extraordinary installation of 2500 trophies on view at the Pecci Center

Exhibition brings one of the world's most beautiful and extensive collections of jewelry to St. Petersburg

New exhibition at Tallinn Art Hall focuses on war refugees

Armand Peri Was Spotted Hanging Out with Other Celebrities at Art Basel

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Original 'Star Wars' creators lift lid on special effects challenges

2.- Lost '$170 million Caravaggio' snapped up before French auction

3.- Mansell's 'Red Five' on pole for Bonhams sale

4.- Impressionism's 'forgotten woman' shines in new Paris show

5.- Sotheby's to auction the best-surviving NASA videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

6.- Exhibition explores Dutch and Spanish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries

7.- Cyprus discovers 'first undisturbed Roman shipwreck'

8.- Sotheby's unveils 'Treasures from Chatsworth' with Leonardo Da Vinci drawing, Lucian Freud portraits, and more

9.- Infamous botched art restoration in Spain gets makeover

10.- 1958 Gibson Flying V Korina played by Dave Davies to grab center stage in Heritage Auctions' sale

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, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful