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Demuth Exhibition Opens this Saturday

The Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, TX will present Chimneys and Towers: Charles Demuth’s Late Paintings of Lancaster, an intimate exhibition of the work of one of American’s greatest modernists, from August 18–October 14. Between 1927 and 1933, Charles Demuth (1883–1935) created a series of paintings depicting industrial sites in his hometown of Lancaster, PA. Today, this landmark body of work represents one of America’s most influential artistic achievements.

“Demuth’s late Precisionist paintings inspired by industrial sites are among the most important in the history of American modernism,” said Dr. Betsy Fahlman, guest curator of the exhibition and author of Chimneys and Towers: Charles Demuth’s Late Paintings of Lancaster.

On Thursday, August 30, at 6 p.m. Fahlman will lead a gallery talk entitled Painting the Local: Place and Friendship in Demuth’s Late Architectural Paintings. The talk will be followed by a book signing.

After its Texas debut, the Chimneys and Towers exhibition
will move to Florida’s Norton Museum of Art. The tour will end next
spring at the Whitney Museum of American art in New York City.    

Amon Carter Museum
Fort Worth, TX
August 18-October 14, 2007

Norton Museum of Art
West Palm Beach, FL
November 10, 2007-January 20, 2008

Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY
February 23-April 27, 2008       

Chimneys and Towers: Charles Demuth’s Late Paintings of Lancaster
is organized by the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. The
exhibition and the accompanying publication have been made possible in
part by grants from The Henry Luce Foundation and The National
Endowment for the Arts.