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2 The Armory Show in 1913 was a major vehicle for disseminating information about European artistic developments in the United States. 35-32: Installation photo of the Armory Show, New York National Guard's 69th Regiment, New York, 1913.

3 Armory Show, 1913 American public's first exposure to modem art Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase was the most controversial and misunderstood work. Shows the influence of Cubism and sequential photography

4 Ashcan School or The Eight
Painted urban scenes with focus on less respectable aspects Key artists-John Sloan and George Bellows 35-31: JOHN SLOAN, Sixth Avenue and 30th Street, 1907, Oil on canvas

5 EDWARD HOPPER, Nighthawks, 1942. Oil on canvas, 2' 6" x 4' 8 11/16"
EDWARD HOPPER, Nighthawks, Oil on canvas, 2' 6" x 4' 8 11/16". The Art Institute of Chicago, loneliness of modern life

6 ALFRED STIEGLITZ, The Steerage, 1907 (print 1915)
ALFRED STIEGLITZ, The Steerage, 1907 (print 1915). Photogravure (on tissue), Exhibited avant-garde art in his 291 Gallery Photographed contemporary life without altering the images. For an example, see The Steerage; black and white images; no color

7 35-38: GEORGIA O'KEEFFE, New York, Night, 1929. Oil on canvas
Precisionism Portray industrialized America in the 1920s Basic lines and streamlined shapes Georgia O'Keeffe's cityscapes

8 Regionalism Rural scenes during the 1920s and 1930s DOROTHEA LANGE, Migrant Mother, Nipomo Valley, Dorothea Lange-famous Depression photographer

9 THOMAS HART BENTON, Pioneer Days and Early Settlers, State Capitol, Jefferson City, 1936. Mural.
Thomas Hart Benton-paintings of Mid-West country folk

10 GRANT WOOD, American Gothic, 1930
GRANT WOOD, American Gothic, Oil on beaverboard Grant Wood was a Regionalist who painted scenes of rural life America Grant Wood's painting American Gothic, set in rural Iowa, became an American icon.

11 African- American Artists
Jacob Lawrence-The Migration of the Negro series Romare Bearden-best known for collages Aaron Douglas-key member of Harlem Renaissance

12 JACOB LAWRENCE, No. 49 from The Migration of the Negro, 1940-1941
JACOB LAWRENCE, No. 49 from The Migration of the Negro, Tempera on masonite, The subject of Jacob Lawrence's series of paintings The Migration of the Negro is the experiences of black people migrating North from the southern United States. No. 49 of the series shows the discrimination and degradation suffered by African Americans

13 AARON DOUGLAS, Noah's Ark, ca. 1927. Oil on masonite
A Harlem renaissance artist: In Noah's Ark, Aaron Douglas incorporated motifs from African sculpture into a Cubist composition of transparent angular planes.

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