Member Preview Hours: “Cult of the Machine”
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Charles Demuth (American (1883–1935), "From the Garden of the Château, 1921 (reworked 1925). Oil on canvas, 25 x 20 in. (63.5 x 50.8 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum purchase, Roscoe and Margaret Oakes Income Fund, Ednah Root, and the Walter H. and Phyllis J. Shorenstein Foundation Fund, 1990.4
Herbst Exhibition Galleries
Marvel at America’s Machine Age with sublimely industrial scenes and eerily utilitarian landscapes by such modernists as Charles Sheeler, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Charles Demuth. Cult of the Machine features more than 100 masterworks of American Precisionism, the first truly American modern art movement. Survey the pastoral to the skyscraper, Colonial Revival aesthetics, concerns of Social Realism, and the tensions between natural rhythm and robotic efficiency. Whether you feel that machines are friend or foe, we invite you to contemplate the relationship between American technology, design, and fine art before this exhibition opens to the public.
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