Not just an introduction to a collection, a snap shot of a particular moment of American Art as well. From Yale University Press.
American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, presents a selection of roughly 100 of the finest water colors, pastels and drawings from the United States’ first public museum. Dedicated to collecting both modern and American art, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art’s holdings are given context in two introductory essays. Each artist also receives short bio.