Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection
June 06, 2014 - August 31, 2014

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An exhibition of American Modernist paintings from the 1920s to the beginning of World War II, a period marked by significant change and compounded by the onset of the Great Depression in the 1930s. Modern Dialect reveals both the shared concerns and jubilations of artists from every region of the country during a fluctuating and demanding time in American history.  From simplified and fragmented rural landscapes to modern industrial cities and the people that inhabit them to purely abstract compositions, Modern Dialect illustrates the scope of the American modernist aesthetic and the vision and integrity each artist brought to the representation of the American experience.  The exhibition features works by George Ault, Charles Sheeler, John Steuart Curry, and Charles Burchfield.

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“Modern Dialect should leave viewers positively captivated,” (Columbus Dispatch, June 15, 2014)

[Museums] They have to show us something new, something different, and something unexpected. Modern Dialect does exactly that. It illustrates a place, a time, and a set of experiences in the way only painting can. Go see it. (Columbus Underground, June 6, 2014)

The Wall Street Journal calls Modern Dialect a “Don’t Miss.” (June 27, 2014)

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