Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art Announces Prendergast to Pollock. American Modernism from the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute

The Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of art Presents Prendergast to Pollock. American Modernism from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute an exhibition on view January 24 – Sunday, April 15, 2012.


Maurice Prendergast, Landscape with Figures, c. 1912, Oil on canvas,30 x 42 inches Edward W. Root Bequest, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, NY Photographer’s Credit: John Bigelow Taylor and Dianne Dubler Photography

Between 1902 and 1953, Edward Wales Root amassed a spectacular collection of contemporary American art, which became the cornerstone of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute collection. This exhibition features highlights from that collection, including key works from some of the most important artists of the first half of the 20th century. Among the 35 paintings in this collection are works by Maurice Prendergast, Mark Rothko, Arthur Dove, Ashile Gorky, Jackson Pollock and more.

The exhibition surveys Root’s interest in the American avant-garde and displays the radical transformation of art during that period. Prendergast to Pollock complements the Naples Museum of Art’s permanent American Modernism Collection.

Generously underwritten by Friends of Art at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art

This traveling exhibition was organized by the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, New York. The national tour sponsor for the exhibition is the MetLife Foundation.

The Henry Luce Foundation provided funding for the conservation of artworks in the exhibition.

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