Path­ways to Mod­ernism: Amer­i­can Art, 1865-1945

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - CLASSIFIEDS -

The ex­trav­a­gance and au­dac­ity of Amer­i­can art rep­re­sented by pop art should be vastly fa­mil­iar to au­di­ences in China. Like any other cul­tural phe­nom­e­non, Amer­i­can art has taken shape over time. Path­ways to Mod­ernism: Amer­i­can Art, 1865–1945 aims to of­fer view­ers a rich pre­lude to the Amer­i­can art of the post-war pe­riod through 80 paint­ings and prints cre­ated be­tween 1865 and 1945, a cru­cial time in the his­tory of the United States. Over the course of th­ese 80 years, the United States evolved from an agrar­ian so­ci­ety into an in­dus­trial na­tion. The Civil War ir­re­vo­ca­bly changed the so­cial fab­ric of the 50 states and ush­ered in new tech­nolo­gies and a growth of in­dus­try. The wealth gen­er­ated by in­creased in­dus­trial pro­duc­tion laid the ground­work for the flow­er­ing of the arts. Amer­i­can artists de­vel­oped in­no­va­tive styles un­der the in­flu­ences of mul­ti­ple artis­tic move­ments. New modes of trans­porta­tion, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and en­ter­tain­ment of­fered artists new ex­pe­ri­ences and sub­jects. In the first half of the 20th cen­tury, Amer­i­can art grew in so­phis­ti­ca­tion, such that by the end of World War II, it was poised to take its place at the cen­ter of the art world. All the works in this ex­hi­bi­tion were selected from the Art In­sti­tute of Chicago and the Terra Foun­da­tion for Amer­i­can Art from the US. This ad is based on a story on the web­site of Shang­hai Mu­seum.

Date: Septem­ber 28 to Jan­uary 6, 2019, Tues­day through Sun­day, 9 am to 5 pm

Venue: Shang­hai Mu­seum

Ad­dress: 201 Ren­min Da Dao Ad­mis­sion: Free

Call 6372-3500 for more in­for­ma­tion

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