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

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 works 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. The National Endowment for the Arts awarded the Wadsworth Atheneum a grant through its American Masterpieces Program to support a national tour for the exhibition. American Moderns on