Exhibit at the DAI: New Beginnings - An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West. Feb 18 - May 21, 2023
February 18, 2023–May 21, 2023
New Beginnings is a creative look at the art of Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico, primarily focusing on art from the 1910s through the 1930s. These sites were among the most important national and international arts colonies at the time, drawing American and European “movers and shakers” seduced by the culture and beauty of the region. This exhibition features more than 150 works of art and offers a fresh perspective of the evolution of art in America, from the era of Romanticism to Modernism. Marquee works by romantic painters are displayed alongside modernist artists and photographers, as well as artists who are either little known or under-recognized. By placing the works of lesser-known artists alongside pillars of the art community,?New Beginnings?offers a fresh perspective and new dimension to the history of the Taos and Santa Fe art colonies and their enduring legacy.
This traveling exhibition is comprised of works on loan from Tia Collection.
Featured Image: Jozef Bakos, Telaya Peak, 1921, Oil on Canvas
Photos: New Beginnings - Dayton Art Institute
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