Past Exhibitions: 2009
July 5 - August 30, 2009
This exhibition of works from the Demuth Museum's permanent collection will explore Charles Demuth's travels in the United States and abroad in relation to his ground breaking Modernist art. Following his study at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Demuth made his permanent residence and studio in his family home in Lancaster, creating the vast majority of his art there. Yet the artist led a peripatetic lifestyle, traveling regularly to Philadelphia, New York and Provincetown. Demuth also made several trips to Europe throughout his life, including stays in Paris, London and Berlin.
Annual Invitational Exhibition
March 7 - April 26, 2009
Every year the Demuth Museum invites local artists to create a work of art based on a theme derived from the work and life of Charles Demuth. This year artists were asked to illustrate a scene or moment from their favorite book. In Charles Demuth's illustrations of Emile Zola's Nana, and Henry James' "The Beast in the Jungle", he does more than capture the pictorial moment of the text, rather he encapsulated something of the condition of literature in his work. We found our extraordinary local artists did the same.
Art in a Box Exhibition
February 1-28, 2009
Annual exhibition of artworks by area elementary through high school students who are participants in the Demuth Museum's educational program, Art-in-a-Box. This program provides teachers with free teaching resources that are based on themes found in the art work of Charles Demuth.