Past Exhibitions
Childe Hassam, Avenue of the Allies, 1918. Oil on canvas. Private collection
Jerome Myers, Peddlers, Lower East Side, 1905. Oil on canvas. Private collection
Everett Shinn, Parisian Dancer, 1921. Pastel on board. Private collection
Everett Shinn, The Plaza Looking South on Fifth Avenue (Winter Night), 1945. Gouache and pencil on paper. Private collection
George Bellows, A Stag at Sharkey’s, 1917. Lithograph. Private collection
George Luks, The Race, ca. 1925. Oil on canvas. Private collection
Mary Cassatt, Girl with Blue Ribbons, ca. 1903. Pastel on paper mounted on board. Private collection
Walt Kuhn, Clown in a Beaver Hat, 1944. Oil on canvas. Private collection
Maurice Prendergast, Piazza of St. Mark’s, ca. 1898–99. Watercolor and pencil on paper. Private collection
Winslow Homer, Schooners at Anchor, Key West, 1903. Watercolor on paper. Private collection

It Was a New Century: Reflections on Modern America

  • December 23, 2016–June 25, 2017
It Was a New Century: Reflections on Modern America; captures the vitality and spirit of urban life at the beginning of the 20th century. Drawn from a private collection, the nearly 60 paintings, prints, watercolors, and drawings on view illustrate the major artistic directions of the day—both progressive and nostalgic—by well-known artists such as George Bellows, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Walt Kuhn, Maurice Prendergast, and Everett Shinn. They also depict a wide range of popular themes, from the gritty to the glamorous: busy street scenes in working-class neighborhoods; boxers doing battle in private clubs; patriotic flags lining New York’s Fifth Avenue; performers donning costumes and face paint; and sunny retreats for the wealthy, from Shinnecock, Long Island, to Venice. Taken together, these exceptional works present a compelling panorama of a new, modern America.
Exhibition organized by Mark D. Mitchell, the Holcombe T. Green Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture. Made possible by the Art Gallery Exhibition and Publication Fund and the Friends of American Arts at Yale Exhibition Fund.