Modern Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Modern Art was the hallmark of the twentieth century: the effects of the industrial revolution, the advent of Marxism, as well as the great depression and two world wars gave rise to an identity crisis in Western civilization, informing Modernism on all levels. It was also an era of tremendous optimism that celebrated the idea of “newness”.

Artist Paul DuSold will discuss the ideas and artistic expressions of Modern Art in this tour by examining American paintings of the Modernist era. Please bring a notepad and something to write with.