American Modern: Works from the Collection of Alice C. Simkins April 16–July 19, 2015

American Modern: Works from the Collection of Alice C. Simkins surveys the brilliant innovations American artists brought forward in the first decades of the 20th century. This exhibition features 17 works on paper by artists including Oscar Bluemner, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O’Keeffe, Joseph Stella, Helen Torr, and Max Weber. Also on view are sculptures by Dorothy Austin and William Zorach.

Trained as an art historian and museum professional, Alice C. Simkins is a leading supporter of the arts in San Antonio and Houston. She began collecting in the mid-1970s and has brought a scholar’s eye to the process across four decades, seeking out examples that illuminate the most innovative moments in artists’ careers.

Accompanying this exhibition is an illustrated catalogue, published by the Museum and available through The MFAH Shop (713.639.7360) and the Museum's Hirsch Library (713.639.7325).

This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Generous funding is provided by:


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