Edward P. Moran

Edward P. Moran: "The unveiling of the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World"

The Guggenheim Museum exhibits American Art in China

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York , in partnership with the Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, has organized the first survey of American art to be presented in the People's Republic of China . Art in America : Three Hundred Years of Innovation will premiere in Beijing at the National Art Museum of China, from February 10 through April 5, 2007, and will travel to the Shanghai Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai , from May 1 to June 30, 2007.

As the Museum says in a press note, the exhibition is divided in six sections: Colonization and Rebellion (1700-1830); Expansion and Fragmentation (1830-1880); Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism (1880-1915); Modernism and Regionalism (1915-1945); Prosperity and Disillusionment (1945-1980); and Multiculturalism and Globalization (1980-present).

Some of the works in the exhibition includes Benjamin West's " Penn's Treaty with the Indians" (1771-72, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts); Edward P. Moran's " The Unveiling of the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" (1886, Museum of the City of New York ); and contemporary works as Matthew Barney's " Cremaster Cycle" (1994-2002, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum )

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