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Phx Art Museum: Cezanne and American Modernism

Something very exciting and colorful is going on at the Phoenix Art Museum that you won’t want to miss. One of the most renowned artists, Paul Cézanne, is being celebrated with a unique exhibition: “Cézanne and American Modernism.” The museum will explore his post impressionist masterpieces and their effect on 20th century artists. Sixteen of his most famous pieces are on display as well as 80 works from coveted American artists.

Cézanne and American Modernism is the first exhibition to examine the French master’s influence on American artists working between 1900 and 1930.

The exhibition is a collaboration of 16 of Cézanne’s paintings and works on paper with more than 80 works by 33 American artists, including:

  • Marsden Harley
  • Maurice Prendergast
  • Arshile Gorky
  • Alfred Stieglitz
  • Man Ray

Cézanne and American Modernism showcases works of art from prominent public and private collections throughout the country, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and works from Phoenix Art Museum’s permanent collection.

The exhibition also uses 20th-Century photography to illustrate Cézanne’s influence with examples by Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen and Paul Strand, who had a remarkable impact on art in the western United States.

Artists Andrew Dasburg, Willard Nash, Jozef Bakos, B.J.O Nordfeldt, and others spent varying lengths of time in the region and merged Cezanne’s influence with inspiration from the western landscape and culture, according to the Phoenix Art Museum.

Admission: $10 Adults, $8 Students

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

For more information, visit www.phxart.com or call 602.257.1222.

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