Leon Kroll’s Terminal Yards and Artists from the Armory Show
Saturday, February 27 – Sunday, September 4, 2016
Leon Kroll (American, 1884-1974), Terminal Yards, 1913. oil on canvas. 46 x 52 1/8 inches. Collection of the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan; Gift of Mrs. Arthur Jerome Eddy, 1913.4.
Leon Kroll’s Terminal Yards and Artists from the Armory Show features works from the Mississippi Museum of Art’s permanent collection by American artists who contributed work to the pivotal 1913 Armory Show in New York City, which presented to the American public the first comprehensive look at avant garde art innovations in Europe that set the stage for the American Modernism that followed. The centerpiece is artist Leon Kroll’s Terminal Yards, which was painted for the Armory Show and lent to this exhibition by the Flint Institute of Arts in Flint, Michigan. Prints and paintings accompanying Terminal Yards include works by important American modern artists such as Robert Henri, George Bellows, and one of the organizers of the Armory Show itself, Arthur B. Davies. These artists were on the forefront of establishing New York as the epicenter of the art world, and this exhibition offers a glimpse into the early decades of modern art in America. Cost: Free to the public
This exhibition is presented as a contextual precursor to the Museum’s Spring/Summer showcase of modern American art, including When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection.