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The Wolfsonian To Present Scenes of Modern America

artwork: Jack Lubin - "Chatham Square", 1932 - Oil on plywood - Collection of the Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida. On view in Manifest and Mundane: Scenes of Modern America from The Wolfsonian Collection" from September 8th until August 2012.

Miami Beach, FL.- The Wolfsonian–Florida International University is pleased to present “Manifest and Mundane: Scenes of Modern America from The Wolfsonian Collection”, an exhibition of more than fifty American paintings, sculptures, and fine art prints from the 1920s to the 1940s, drawn from The Wolfsonian’s collection of fine arts, with loans from the museum’s founder, Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. On view from September 8th through August 2012, the exhibition explores how artists manifested in their work the most profound and the most mundane aspects of American life. While the artworks provide personal records of the nation, they also express collectively held attitudes about the landscape, the built environment, domestic life, work, and leisure—themes that are prevalent throughout The Wolfsonian’s collection.