Past Exhibitions: 2007
Annual Art in a Box Exhibition
December 3 - December 30, 2007
This exhibit featured student works from schools participating in the Demuth's education program, titled Art in a Box. This program provides teachers with free teaching resources that are based on themes found in the art works of Charles Demuth. The students work showed the students' understanding of Demuth's pioneering artwork and how Demuth's life and work are interpreted by the aspiring artists.
Clara Tice: A Dada Woman
October 6 - November 30, 2007
Clara Tice, known as the Dada "it" girl, was a graphic designer for the likes of Vanity Fair. She wore a bob and short skirts and was a pioneer in fashion. When the New York City "Vice Squad" shut down an exhibit of her nudes, her place in history was fixed.
July 7 - September 30, 2007
One of the early Abstract Expressionists, Melville Price began his career as an artist in the WPA during the depression era. When someone noticed he could paint he was transferred to the mural division of the WPA - a pivotal moment in his life. Here he created lasting friendships with artists such as Joseph Stella who would shape the vision of his art for his entire career. Price gained from the fertile ground in New York City, which had been prepared by an earlier generation of artists, such as Demuth, Stella, O'Keeffe, and Marin. This exhibit explored the evolution of Price's style.
Mary G. L. Hood
April 6 - June 30, 2007
A student of Arthur B. Carles, Mary G. L. Hood attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, but for only one semester. She found the antiquated academic training that was still in place at the Academy too confining for her idea of modern painting. Thus she joined a group of students for private study with Arthur Carles after he was dismissed from the Academy in 1925. Hood moved to New Hope, PA where her work flourished. Her work, much like Demuth's, reflects the area surrounding her home integrated with avant-garde ideas about painting.
Forbidden Firsts: Jazz At Marshall's
February 2 - March 30, 2007
The Demuth Museum kicked off 2007 with an invitational exhibition featuring the works of over 25 regional artists. The theme for 2007's exhibition was based on Demuth's love of the emerging art form of Jazz. Demuth frequented many of the early ragtime/jazz clubs in Manhattan in the early teens. He is one of the few artists to capture in his artwork this emerging art form and the scene in which it was created. Artists were asked to make a work of art based on this theme.