The El Paso Museum of Art announces the exhibition Marsden Hartley American Modern

December 2, 2007 – February 24, 2008

Marsden Hartley American Modern, organized by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and spanning the artist’s career, is drawn from the largest collection of Hartley’s work. Included are thirty-seven paintings, seventeen works on paper and two portrait sculptures that demonstrate the important position within American Modernism that Hartley holds. Tracing the artist’s stylistic development from Post-Impressionism to Abstraction and back to lyrical landscapes, it becomes clear why Hartley is considered to be one of the most original artistic voices of the 20th century.

Marsden Hartley Biography

Join us Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 12:15 pm for a ZIP Tour of the exhibition led by EPMA Curator Christian Gerstheimer. To RSVP for either event please call (915) 532-1707.

Exhibition Hours and Admission Charge:
Admission to Marsden Hartley American Modern is $5 per adult Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Children under 12 are free. Admission is free Sundays 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Thursday evenings 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Docent guided tours for schools and education programs are free when scheduled in advance. Admission for Museum Members is always free.

This exhibition is made possible by the generous bequest of Hudson and Ione Walker, whose gift comprises the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum’s collection of works by Marsden Hartley. Additional support has been provided by the Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation. The catalogue and exhibition tour have been made possible by support from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional underwriting from the B.J.O Nordfelt Fund for American Art.