Montana Modernists: Shifting Perceptions of Western Art details the work and careers of six post-World War II artists who called Montana home.
Abstract Art in the Southwest Is as Vast as the Region’s Terrain
The exhibition is a compelling, if at times dissonant, examination of the formal and material possibilities at the heart of abstraction.
Mexican Modernism Was More Than Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism feeds into the repeated use of Kahlo and Rivera’s work, and the mythology of their romantic relationship, as shorthand for an entire era.
The Jewish Immigrant Modernists Who Dreamed a Better Future in Brazil
As Jewish artists fled World War II, some settled in Brazil, where their resilience and desire for renewal shaped their art that looked hopefully to the future.
“Ornament Is Crime:” A Visual Manifesto for the Modernist Home
Ornament is Crime is a visual compendium of the Modernist home, from early 1900s designs to contemporary structures carrying the austere style into the 21st century.
Alexander Girard, the Designer Who Made American Modernism Less Sterile
In Girard’s fantastic retrospective at the Cranbrook Art Museum, we see how he mitigated the starkness of American Modernism with bold color, earthy materials, and folk art aesthetics.
The Modernist-Inspired Watercolors of a Pioneering Pueblo Painter
Tsireh’s watercolors recall a remarkable period of creative art-making from the Native American community, and this exhibition gives him dimension and the recognition he deserves.
Fashioning an Identity for a Puerto Rican Painter on the Cusp of Modernism
The current exhibition of paintings by Francisco Oller at the Brooklyn Museum is a provocative and difficult show — a collision of curatorial strategies and recalcitrant artwork that defies the interpretive armature.
The Postmodern House That Changed the US Is Now for Sale
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The Geometric Origins of Modern Painting in Peru
LIMA, Peru — Geometric abstraction is one of those art movements that, depending on the viewer, either resonates deeply or bores one to tears.
A Refreshing Dose of Cynicism-Free Abstraction
Clare Grill is a painter based in Queens. She has shown consistently, if not quietly, over the last few years.
Monoskop Releases Archive of Avant-Garde and Modernist Magazines
A collection of Anglo-European avant-garde and modernist magazines dating to the late 19th and early 20th centuries has been compiled by Monoskop.