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“Collection Installation: American Modernism” at The Bruce Museum

Oil on canvas painting of geometric forms layered over a black background; four parallelograms of varying orange shades are in the foreground, with vertical and horizontal brown and beige rectangles of varying thickness behind them.
Alice Trumbull Mason, “Staff, Distaff, and Rod,” 1952, oil on canvas, 34 3/8 x 42 in. © 2023 Emily Mason | Alice Trumbull Mason Foundation/ARS.

April 2 – July 9, 2023

Alice Trumbull Mason is included in the exhibition “Collection Installation: American Modernism” at The Bruce Museum. The exhibition will open April 2, 2023, coinciding with the museum’s grand reopening.

From the Bruce Museum’s website:
“Drawn primarily from private collections in Greenwich, this installation showcases varying artistic approaches to American modernism. The first section of the gallery will feature ten major paintings by members of the American Abstract Artists (AAA)—including artists such as Suzy Frelinghuysen, George L.K. Morris, Theodore Roszak, Charles Shaw, and Esphyr Slobodkina—which will be displayed alongside sculpture by Alexander Calder and ceramics from the Bruce Museum’s collection that tell a broader story about the development of abstraction in the United States in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. The installation will culminate with a selection of masterpieces by Gertrude Abercrombie, Oscar Bluemner, Charles Burchfield, Edward Hopper, Hughie Lee-Smith, and Andrew Wyeth that address concurrent trends in figuration and themes pertaining to the alienation of modern life.

For more information, please visit The Bruce Museum.