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Phoenix Art Museum Hosts Major Retrospective of Ernest L. Blumenschein

Ernest Blumenschein - The Chief Goes Through, 1956 - Oil on canvas - Courtesy of Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas In Contemporary Rhythm: The Art of Ernest L. Blumenschein

Phoenix, AZPhoenix Art Museum celebrates the career of one of the most successful American artists of the early 20th century with the opening of In Contemporary Rhythm: The Art of Ernest L. Blumenschein. A founder of the famed Taos Society of Artists, Blumenschein rocketed into the spotlight with his modernist approach to capturing the American West.  This major retrospective, on view March 15 through June 14, 2009, covers every aspect of the artist’s career and is the first Blumenschein exhibition in 30 years and the first in Arizona.