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Wadsworth Atheneum to Feature Exhibition of its Modern American Works on Paper

John Marin (1870–1953) - "From the Bridge, N.Y.C," 1933 - Opaque & transparent watercolor with charcoal & collage on thick wove paper. © Estate of John Marin/ Artist Rights Society (ARS). Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1948.479

HARTFORD, CT.- The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of
Art has organized the first major exhibition of its American works on paper from
the years 1910 to 1960. American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art will include more than 100 exceptional
from the museum’s permanent collection—including a
recently-acquired Georgia O’Keeffe pastel
—providing a groundbreaking
new look at the diverse directions pursued by modern artists in America. The
exhibition will tell the story of the Wadsworth’s acquisition of works by
artists from Edward Hopper and Charles Demuth to Salvador Dali and Ellsworth
Kelly, and will reveal how the museum was at the forefront of introducing modern
art to America.