Simpler, Brighter, Stronger: Early Modernism and Southwest American Art

When:
Date: 
October 18, 2013 - July 26, 2014
Schedule: 
Mon.-Tues. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Where:
Brigham Young University Museum of Art
500 Campus Drive
Provo, UT 84602
Phone:
(801) 422-8287
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The vivid colors, sweeping vistas, and towering rock formations of the southwestern United States are among the most striking in the world. Such intensity presented new possibilities for early-20th-century artists trained in a realistic style. Simpler, Brighter, Stronger: Early Modernism and Southwest American Art at the BYU Museum of Art in Provo, Utah, highlights artists' attempts to capture the region's grandeur by borrowing from European modernists. Cribbed techniques include bold brushstrokes and hyper-bright hues of Phillip Henry Barkdull's Great White Throne. 

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