ORIGINS OF INFLUENCE PART III: AMERICAN MODERNISM
The Carl Van Vechten Gallery (Fisk University) March 23, 2021 - March 1, 2022
This exhibition includes works from the Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Modern Art, The Harmon Foundation Collection, Aaron Douglas Collection, and the Dr. A Everette James Jr. Collection of African- American Folk Art. These works celebrate the legacy of early modernist movement at the dawn of the 20th century. They represent a time when a new “spirit” enveloped American life. It was a spirit of change, dissent, revolution, and of hopefulness. Customs and traditions, as well as established ways of thinking across institutions were subjected to critical reappraisals and experimentation. Thus, new directions seemed possible in politics, the arts, and in the quality of life among Americans.