In today's language, this exhibit is a stunning mash-up of traditional American landscapes and experiences depicted in exciting mid-20th century modern styles from Fauvism to Cubism and beyond.

From Georgia O'Keeffe to N.C. Wyeth, tour our American Countryside through the eyes of modernism in the new Rural Modern Exhibit which opened this month at the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

Pictured: Artist Roger Medearis
From coastal New England to small-town Pennsylvania, Midwestern farms and other rural regions - See America through a modern 'eye' while browsing nearly 70 works of art completed between WWI and WWII.  

Featured Artists include:
Roger Medearis (1920 – 2001)
Medearis' paintings and lithographs can be found in the collections of the Butler Institute of American Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.


Chimney and Water Tower by Charles Demuth,
a lifelong resident of Lancaster, PA. Photo: wikiart.org
Charles Henry Buckius Demuth (1883 – 1935) was an American watercolorist who turned to oils late in his career, developing a style of painting known as Precisionism.

"Search the history of American art and you will discover few watercolors more beautiful than those of Charles Demuth. Combining exacting botanical observation and loosely Cubist abstraction, his watercolors of flowers, fruit and vegetables have a magical liveliness and an almost shocking sensuousness."
-- Ken Johnson, The New York Times

Organized by the Museum's Associate Curator Amanda C. Burdan, the Rural Modern Exhibit will run through January 22nd.  A special catalogue is available, and features insightful essays by Burdan, herself as well as other noted scholars. 

LOCATION:  IN THE BRANDYWINE
The Brandywine River Museum of Art
1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
610.388.2700
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