Floor 8, Hurst Family Galleries
American artists greeted the twentieth century with a youthful confidence in progress and innovation. No longer content to replicate reality, they turned to vanguard styles as a way to communicate their excitement about an age that critic Walter Lippmann characterized as “bursting with new ideas, new plans, and new hopes.” With over sixty works by forty-five artists drawn primarily from the Whitney’s permanent collection, At the Dawn of a New Age offers an expanded understanding of the complexity of American art produced between 1900 and 1930 and recaptures the exuberant sense of freedom and experimentation that underlay it.
Thursday, May 5
10:30 am–6 pm
Friday, May 6
10:30 am–10 pm
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