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The Great American Thing: Modern Art and National Identity, 1915-1935

February 4 - May 21, 2006

Exhibition Resources

Audio Tour
Listen to Chief Curator Patricia McDonnell as she discusses the importance of select pieces included in the exhibition.

Wanda M. Corn
Professor Corn's biography at Stanford University's Department of Art & Art History

Breaking the Mold
Exhibition review in Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities magazine

Eldredge Prize
Dr. Corn was awarded the 2000 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art by the Smithsonian American Art Museum for her book, The Great American Thing, Modern Art and National Identity, 1915-1935.

Book Review
The Great American Thing was listed as one of the best art books of 2000 by The New York Times. (Note: Visitors will need to log-in. Registration is free.)

Information from the Wiki.

Alfred Stieglitz and his Circle
A timeline of art history presented by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Stuart Davis
Artist's biography and information on the recent exhibition Stuart Davis and American Abstraction: A Masterpiece in Focus.

Charles Demuth
Artist's biography featured on the Demuth Foundation homepage.

Aaron Douglas
Artist's biography and sample work

Arthur Dove
Artist's biography and sample work

Marcel Duchamp
Making Sense of Marcel Duchamp

Marsden Hartley
Artist's biography and sample work

Fernand Léger
Artist's biography and sample work featured at the Guggenheim museum.

John Marin
Artist's biography and sample work

Archibald J. Motley Jr.
Listen to the Chicago Public Radio interview with Amy Mooney, author of Archibald J. Motley Jr.: The David C. Driskell Series of African American Art, Volume IV (Pomegranate, 2004).

Georgia O'Keeffe
Artist's biography, sample work and more featured at the Georgia O'Keeffe museum.

Francis Picabia
Artist's biography featured at the artist's official website.

Man Ray
Artist's biography, sample work, and more featured at the Man Ray Trust website.

Charles Sheeler
Artist's biography

Joseph Stella
Artist's biography and sample work

Alfred Stieglitz
Featured on PBS's American Masters. Visit "Additional Footage" to see Dr. Corn's comments.

Paul Strand
Artist's biography and sample work featured at The Getty.

Max Weber
Artist's biography and sample work

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