Tag Archives: Arthur B. Davies

A Different American Voice — American Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

In some ways, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is similar to the Brooklyn Museum. Both are encyclopedic, multi-cultured institutions founded in the gilded age. The original buildings were both designed by McKim Mead and White; yet neither eventually achieved the grandiosity of the Beaux-Arts that was planned. The Brooklyn Museum finished one sixth of the

Davies Exhibition at Spanierman Gallery

A leading figure in the organization of the transformational 1913 Armory Show, Arthur B. Davies (1862–1928) is the subject of a new exhibition at Spanierman Gallery in New York. The show includes works rendered from the 1890s through the 1910s by this visionary member of the Eight. Davies often rendered his own interpretations of ancient myths,

Jersey City Museum Closes

Reports came out today that indicate the century-old Jersey City Museum may have closed for good due to lack of funding. A board member told the museum the artwork is secured and professionally cared for. Apparently the museum is behind on mortgage payments and owes some $3 million for a renovation. Curiously the board member

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