Marsden Hartley, El Santo, 1919, oil on canvas, 43 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, New Mexico. Anonymous Gift of a Friend of Southwest Art, 1919
Florence Miller Pierce (1918–2007)
Mons 2, 1988
Resin on Plexiglas, 88 x 14 in.
New Mexico Museum of Art, 1999.21.1
Gift of Jonathan Abrams and Fay Abrams, 2008
An exhibition centered around painting movements in 20th Century America, beginning with Robert Henri , Portrait of Dieguito Roybal, San Ildefonso Pueblo and ending with Agnes Martin, Untitled #6. Between those two benchmarks we explore the evolution of abstraction, federal support for art and artists during the Depression Era, the Transcendental Painting Group, Abstract Expressionism, Hard Edge Painting and Minimalism through paintings from the New Mexico Museum of Art collection. Juxtaposition is used to promote a dialogue both within and between these painting movements to encourage a more individual and intuitive appreciation of the individual paintings by the viewer.
Artists included will be Robert Henri, John Sloan, Gene Kloss, Florence Pierce, Raymond Jonson, Frederick Hammersley, Agnes Martin, Han Hoffman and Mala Breuer.