Windgate Gallery to feature American Perspectives on Modernism
An opening night reception will be held 6 - 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, and will include a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. with Jen Padgett, Assistant Curator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark.
Music will be provided by Dr. Barry McVinney on saxophone and Tom Cox on piano. The reception and exhibit are both free and fully accessible to the public.
Windgate Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free and open to the public.
Drawn from the KIA collection, this exhibition includes works by American modernists including Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Charles Sheeler, Max Weber and others. Responding to the artistic developments in Europe, these artists sought new ways to picture the rapidly changing times of the early 20th century.
The Modernist dictate was to “make it new,” to look beyond appearances for an essential truth in things. Honest, forthright expression was a longstanding American artistic tradition, and American Modernists felt even the most ordinary things could be transformed through fresh eyes and the imagination.
For more information, contact Windgate Gallery and CHARTS Theater Coordinator Debra Wood at (501) 812-2715 or [email protected].