Reynolda Moderns

Northeast Bedroom Gallery

In the early 20th century, artists in America began challenging the idea that the purpose of art is to represent reality. Instead of striving to produce window-like views of the world, artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, and Arthur Dove began experimenting with color, form, line, space, and content. Developed in conjunction with American Moderns 1910–1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell (February 7–May 4, 2014), Reynolda Moderns highlights the strengths of the Museum’s collection of early 20th-century modernism and select loans. The painters in this small exhibition of eight works took the tenets of modernism developed by avant-garde European artists and translated them into a distinctively American idiom. The exhibition includes QR codes that link to brief videos on each work of art.


Reynolda House is grateful for the generous support of Reynolda Moderns from media sponsor Our State magazine.