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Auspicious Vision Edward Wales Root and American Modernism – Philbrook

24 Aug

Auspicious Vision

Edward Wales Root and American Modernism
August 23 – November 29, 2009, Philbrook

From 1902 and 1953, Edward Wales Root amassed a spectacular collection of contemporary American art which became the cornerstone of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute collection with his bequest of 227 works in 1957. This exhibition surveys Root’s wide ranging interests in such artists as Maurice Prendergast, Edward Hopper, Charles Burchfield, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock and more.

This traveling exhibition was organized by the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, New York. The national tour sponsor for the exhibition is the MetLife Foundation. The Henry Luce Foundation provided funding for the conservation of artworks in the exhibition.

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GEORGE R. KRAVIS II DESIGN COLLECTION / SELECTED WORKS / OPENS SEPT. 8th

11 Aug

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Nice mention over at the Philbrook blog entitled Mad for Modern. Linking our HiFi modern home tour in with the craze for modern design attributed to Mad Me, Philbrook is announcing a selected works showing of Tulsa Foundation for Architecure board member George R. Kravis’ modern and contemporary design objects. Kravis recently donated 100 objects to the Philbrook Museum and the first official showing of the objects will open September 8th. Be sure to make it to the opening and stay tuned for more information to come.