Exhibitions: Curator's Choice: American Artists of the Alfred Stieglitz Circle

  • 1st Floor
    Arts of Africa, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden
  • 2nd Floor
    Arts of Asia and the Islamic World
  • 3rd Floor
    Egyptian Art, European Paintings
  • 4th Floor
    Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
  • 5th Floor
    Luce Center for American Art

On View: Mask (Lukwakongo)

Miniature wooden masks constitute some of the most important insignia of the second-highest grade of Bwami. Generally these miniature masks,...

Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige's 118 woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-nineteenth-century Tokyo, is one of the greatest achievements of Japanese art.

    On View: The Wave

    Embracing a subject that corresponded to the natural "life" of white alabaster, the Brooklynite Robert Laurent here worked his design onto t...

    Want to add this object to a set? Please join the Posse, or log in.


    PSC_E1990i026.jpg PSC_E1990i025.jpg PSC_E1990i024.jpg

    Curator's Choice: American Artists of the Alfred Stieglitz Circle

    • Dates: February 9, 1990 through June 18, 1990
    • Collections: American Art
    Press Releases ?
    • January 1990: The works of six American artists affiliated with Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) and his New York Gallery 291 will open at The Brooklyn Museum on February 9 and remain on view in the Lobby Gallery, located on the first floor, through June 18, 1990. Entitled American Artists of the Alfred Stieglitz Circle, the exhibition features approximately 50 works, including oils, pastels, watercolors, prints[,] and drawings by an important group of American artists who received support and guidance from Stieglitz, primarily through the auspices of his historic Gallery 291, which operated from 1905 to 1917. The artists included are Arthur G. Dove (1880-1946), Marsden Hartley (1877-1943), John Marin (1870-1953), Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), Abraham Walkowitz (1878-1965)[,] and Max Weber (1881-1961).

      An important photographer himself, Stieglitz was a primary force in introducing European avant-garde aesthetics to this country at the beginning of the 20th century, hosting America’s first exhibitions of such leading European modernists as Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse[,] and Pablo Picasso. Viewing his gallery as a laboratory for artistic experimentation and the exchange of ideas, Stieglitz displayed the work of promising American artists, whom he encouraged to consider the aesthetic innovations emerging in Europe.

      The works in the exhibition, all drawn from the Museum’s own collection, demonstrate the variety of directions each of these six artists took as they reacted to the art and ideas to which they were exposed at Stieglitz’s gallery. Highlights include Arthur G. Dove’s oil painting Flat Surfaces (1946), Marsden Hartley’s oil painting Handsome Drinks (1916), John Marin’s etching and drypoint Brooklyn Bridge (Mosaic) (1913), Georgia O’Keeffe’s oil painting Pansy (1926), Abraham Walkowitz’s lithograph New York #1 (1927)[,] and Max Weber’s oil painting Portrait of Abraham Walkowitz (1907).

      This Curator’s Choice exhibition has been organized by Linda Konheim Kramer, Curator of Prints and Drawings, and Barbara Dayer Gallati, Associate Curator of American Painting and Sculpture.

      Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1989 - 1994. 01-03/1990, 023-24. View Original 1 . View Original 2

    advanced 110,591 records currently online.

    Separate each tag with a space: painting portrait.

    Or join words together in one tag by using double quotes: "Brooklyn Museum."

    Recently Tagged Exhibitions

    Recent Comments

    "Hi Aimee, I think you mean Oreet Ashery? More information can be found in her profile on the Feminist Art Base: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/feminist_art_base/gallery/oreet_ashery.php?i=266"
    By shelley

    "Hi, I am trying to find the name of the artist who took and is in the photograph that follows- http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/exhibitions/664/Global_Feminisms_Remix/image/216/Global_Feminisms_Remix._%7C08032007_-_03032008%7C._Installation_view. I believe the artist takes pictures of herself dressed as a man but then exposes her femaleness, as in the photo of her dressed as an Ascetic Jew exposing her breast. Can you help me find her information? Thanks in advance- Aimee Record"
    By Aimee Record

    "For more information on Louis Schanker and the New York Art Scene of the mid 1900's go to http://www.LouisSchanker.info "
    By Lou Siegel

    Join the posse or log in to work with our collections. Your tags, comments and favorites will display with your attribution.

    The Brooklyn Museum Archives maintains a collection of historical press releases. Many of these have been scanned and made available on our Web site. The releases range from brief announcements to extensive articles; images of the original releases have been included for your reference. Please note that all the original typographical elements, including occasional errors, have been retained. Releases may also contain errors as a result of the scanning process. We welcome your feedback about corrections.
    For select exhibitions, we have made available some or all of the informative text panels written by the curator or organizer. Called "didactics," these panels are presented to the public during the exhibition's run, and we reproduce them here for your reference and archival interest. Please note that any illustrations on the original didactics have not been retained, and that the text may contain errors as a result of the scanning process. We welcome your feedback about corrections.
    For select exhibitions, we have made available some or all of the objects from the Brooklyn Museum collection that were in the installation. These objects are listed here for your reference and archival interest, but the list may be incomplete and does not contain objects owned by other institutions or lenders.
    This section utilizes the New York Times API in order to display related materials in New York Times publications.