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    Americans living in the first decades of the 20th century felt they inhabited a modern age. A spirit of excitement and experimentation transformed the world around them, in particular the consumer goods that filled their homes and offices. A Modern World draws upon the renowned collection of American decorative arts at the Yale University Art Gallery to explore the appearance and dissemination of modern design in the United States.

    A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950

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    Eye on a Century: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery documents a cornerstone of the museum’s holdings. This significant gift, entrusted to the Gallery along with Benenson’s renowned collection of African art, includes paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and photographs by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Stuart Davis, Fernand Léger, Joan Miró, James Rosenquist, and David Smith, among many others.