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|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|Major Traveling Exhibition Opens at Delaware Art Museum|
Wilmington, DE: American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell opens at the Delaware Art Museum on October 12, 2013. This major traveling exhibition, drawn from the Brooklyn Museum's renowned American Art collection, is scheduled to be on display through January 5, 2014. American Moderns recaptures the tumultuous first half of the 20th century, a period during which America endured the Great Depression and two world wars, emerging from these struggles as a major economic, industrial and military power. The 57 paintings and sculptures in the exhibition recapture the many transformations in art and culture the nation underwent during that era and explore the ways in which visual artists strived to find new ways to make their work relevant in a changing world.Heather Cambell Coyle, Delaware Art Museum's Curator of American Art, says "This exhibition presents a broad and inclusive view of modern art in the United States, expanding the discussion of what is considered modern. The paintings and sculptures range in style from meticulously realist to entirely abstract, from romantic to mechanical, from nostalgic to avant-garde."
The exhibition showcases the leading artists of the period with works by Georgia O'Keeffe, Milton Avery, Marsden Harley, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Joseph Stella, Elie Nadelman and Norman Rockwell. It includes a wide array of artistic styles; Synchronism, Cubism, Precisionism, Expressionism and Social Realism are all evident.
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