Prendergast to Pollock: American Modernism from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

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Jackson Pollock. Number 34, 1949, 1949. Enamel on paper mounted on masonite. 22 x 30-1/2 in. Edward W. Root Bequest. 57.206. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY, U.S.A.

The exhibition Prendergast to Pollock: American Modernism from the Munson-Williams Proctor Arts Institute features drawings and paintings from Edward Wales Root’s personal collection of American art.

The exhibition showcases key works from every major artist from the first half of the twentieth century and displays the radical and visual transformation of art in that period.  This dynamic exhibition features 35 masterpieces of modern art by such celebrated American artists Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. 

This traveling exhibition was organized by the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts institute Museum of Art, Utica, New York. The national tour sponsor for the exhibition is the MetLife Foundation. The Henry Luce Foundation provided funding for the conservation of artworks in the exhibition.