Methods for Modernism, on view through July 3, 2010, at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, tackles American participation in European modernism and the tricky navigation required to incorporate new technical and methodological theory through indigenous traditions. In many ways, the period of 1900 to 1925 is pivotal to American Art… a time of critics tackling questions of “what is American Art?” and proposing proper and suitable subject matter. Modernism faces the launch of Colonial Revival and usable past – amongst other good stuff. Quality theme for an exhibition.
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