Exhibitions: American Works on Paper, 1918-1941

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    American Works on Paper, 1918-1941

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    • September 1986: American Works on Paper, 1918-1941 from The Brooklyn Museum Collection, a display of 79 prints, drawings and photographs selected from the Department of Prints and Drawings’ extensive holdings of American art from the first half of the century, opened September 19 at The Brooklyn Museum. The presentation has been organized to complement the Museum’s landmark exhibition The Machine Age in America 1918-1941 (October 17, 1986 - February 16, 1987), and will be on view in the newly renovated Prints and Drawings Galleries, located on the second floor, through December 1.

      American Works on Paper, 1918-1941
      illustrates through the work of 48 individual artists the New York scene during an era in urban America that witnessed the boom years of the 1920s, the Great Depression of the 1930s and the surge of industrial growth heralded by the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City. And it adds a more personal and specific point of view to the sweeping scale of The Machine Age exhibition. Artists represented in the presentation include Joseph Albers, Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Adolf Dehn, Edward Hopper, Louis Lozowick, John Mann, Reginald Marsh, Raphael Soyer, Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston, among others.

      The exhibition was selected and installed by Linda Konheim Kramer, Curator of Prints and Drawings at The Brooklyn Museum.

      Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1971 - 1988. 1987, 125. View Original

    • Fall 1986: American Works on Paper, 1918-1941 from The Brooklyn Museum Collection, a display of 79 prints, drawings and photographs selected from the Department of Prints and Drawings’ extensive holdings of American art from the first half of the century, opened September 19 at The Brooklyn Museum. The presentation has been organized to complement the Museum’s landmark exhibition The Machine Age in America 1918-1941 (October 17, 1986-February 16, 1987), and will be on view in the newly renovated Prints and Drawings Galleries, located on the second floor, through December 1.

      American Works on Paper, 1918-1941 illustrates through the work of 48 individual artists the New York scene during an era in urban America that witnessed the boom years of the 1920s, the Great Depression of the 1930s and the surge of industrial growth heralded by the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City. And it adds a more personal and specific point of view to the sweeping scale of The Machine Age exhibition. Artists represented in the presentation include Joseph Albers, Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Adolf Dehn, Edward Hopper, Louis Lozowick, John Mann, Reginald Marsh, Raphael Soyer, Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston, among others.

      The exhibition was selected and installed by Linda Konheim Kramer, Curator of Prints and Drawings at The Brooklyn Museum.

      Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1971 - 1988. 1986, 082. View Original

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    Prints, Drawings and Photographs

    Over the years, the collections of the Brooklyn Museum have been organized and reorganized in different ways. Collections of the former Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs include works on paper that may fall into other categories: American Art, European Art, Asian Art, Contemporary Art, and Photography.
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