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Norman Lewis Untitled Subway Station 1945

Norman Lewis, Untitled (Subway Station), 1945

Twilight in the Adirondacks Sanford Robinson Gifford

Sanford Robinson Gifford, Twilight in the Adirondacks, 1862

Art Bridges funds the borrowing and lending of artworks and exhibitions.

We believe this is the best way to share high quality American art with people across the country.

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"Ninety percent of artists, their brain is better than their hand. For me, I want my hand to me better than my brain," #McArthurBinion is quoted in a recently published profile on the artist in @lofficielusa.

Binion—who is known for combining collage, drawing, and painting to create autobiographical abstractions of painted minimalist patterns over an “under surface” of personal documents and photographs—has been making art for more than 50 years, and we are proud to have his 2016 work "DNA: Sepia: V" in the #ArtBridges lending collection.

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#MaxWeber is recognized as the first artist to bring the style of abstract Cubism to America. He was a friend of #PabloPicasso and explored the angular compositional techniques developed by the iconic Spanish artist.

With the seemingly animated whirls and organized lines of Weber’s 1915 painting “Interior with Music,” the artist visually captures intangible sounds by depicting the rhythms and patterns of music.

This work is part of the #ArtBridges collection and is currently on loan to our partners at the @EskenaziMuseum at Indiana University Bloomington and is included in their current exhibition “American Artists and the Avant-Garde: Three Paintings from the Art Bridges Foundation.”

Image: Max Weber, “Interior with Music,” 1915 (detail), oil on canvas, 58 1/2 x 38 1/2 in (148.6 x 97.8 cm). Art Bridges. © 2019 Christie's Images Limited.

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Final Week • “Walker Evans
American Photographs,” through December 5 at the @PortlandMuseum

Exhibition details: To commemorate the 75th anniversary of #WalkerEvans’ landmark photography exhibition at @TheMuseumOfModernArt and the influential accompanying publication, this selection of Evans works presents a portrait of the United States during a decade of profound transformation.

#ArtBridges is a proud supporter of this traveling exhibition and its related programming.

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❤️ Giving thanks to the artists, partners, and art lovers from across the country who make our work possible—and so very worth it, everyday.

Pictured here is “Figure with Heart,” a balloon by #KeithHaring that flew in the 2008 #MacysParade. We're proud to have Haring's 1985 "Self Portrait" as part of the #ArtBridges lending collection.

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🗓️ This is your final week to experience the exhibition "Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of Flowers," on view through November 28 at the @ChryslerMuseum.

About this exhibition: Though he is best known today as one of the twentieth century’s leading photographers, #EdwardSteichen began his artistic career as a painter.

This show features his most grand and ambitious effort in that medium: "In Exaltation of Flowers." This large-scale mural, which measures ten feet high and nearly forty feet wide altogether, comes to the Chrysler on loan from the #ArtBridges lending collection. The mural’s seven panels are paired with works from the Chrysler’s rich photography and decorative arts holdings that illuminate Steichen’s photographic career.

📷: Lovely capture of the mural in the Chrysler's galleries by @miahuyssoon.

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Opening today at Ohio's @CantonMuseum • POP!

✨ About this exhibition: The phenomenon that was Pop art emerged in London in the 1950s, and in the United States shortly after. Pop art challenged traditions of fine art by drawing inspiration from popular and mass culture. It developed because artists didn't think that traditional art reflected their everyday lives. Things like common household objects and consumer products not portrayed in traditional art found their way into Pop art. By using everyday, recognizable imagery in their work, the artists of Pop made their work relatable to everyone. In Pop art you'll typically find this recognizable imagery, along with bright colors, humor and irony, and innovative techniques like printmaking and mixed media.

⚡ POP! not only highlights this important movement in art, but also converges pieces from our Permanent Collection with those of private lenders in Ohio and from the Art Bridges Foundation.

🏀 Among the works on view is #JeffKoons' “One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Spalding Dr. J Series),” 1985, part of the #ArtBridges lending collection. Visit our website to learn more about this piece and contact us today if you're interested in bringing it to your institution.

Artwork details: Jeff Koons, “One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Spalding Dr. J Series),” 1985, glass, steel, sodium chloride regent, distilled water, and basketball, 64 3/4 x 32 3/4 x 15 1/2 in (164.5 x 83.2 x 39.4 cm). Art Bridges.

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Art Bridges' support has enabled us to experiment with using touchscreen technology to deliver information and engage visitors in the gallery.

Adam Thomas, Curator of American Art

Palmer Museum of Art

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