press release

The avant garde of French art made inroads into the American mainstream in the first decades of the 20th century largely through the efforts of photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Stieglitz’s 291 Gallery, founded in 1908, introduced the works of Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Paul Cezanne as well as such young Americans as Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Charles Sheeler, Katherine Dreier and Man Ray. Dreier, Marcel Duchamp and Ray founded the Société Anonyme in 1920 to foster the Modernist movement. These and other artists are featured in this exhibition of 29 prints, drawings, watercolors and photographs from the IMA s permanent collection.