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COMING OF AGE. American Art, 1850s to 1950s

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The exhbition takes place during the celebrations of 60 years of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, and, throughout a selection of over 70 works taken from the Addison Gallery’s renowned collection, it offers a comprehensive look
at the major developments in a period of one hundred years marked by
the rise of modernity and by a dramatic change in the physical and
social landscape. 

Over this formative century, from the 1850s to the 1950s,
American art and culture came of age, evolving from the provincial to
the international and moving from literal depictions of the particular
to abstract interpretations of universal ideals.


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