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The Early Twentieth Century
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The Early Twentieth Century

September 1, 2021–Ongoing

A cityscape from the early twentieth century by Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper (American, 1882–1967), New York Corner (Corner Saloon), 1913. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase made possible by the Halperin Art Acquisition Fund, an anonymous estate, Roberta & Steve Denning, Susan & John Diekman, Jill & John Freidenrich, Deedee & Burton McMurtry, Cantor Membership Acquisitions Fund, an anonymous acquisitions fund, Pauline Brown Acquisitions Fund, C. Diane Christensen, an anonymous donor, Modern & Contemporary Art Acquisitions Fund, and Kazak Acquisitions Fund, 2015.6

Marie Stauffer Sigall Gallery (214)


The Cantor Arts Center's collection of art created in the first half of the twentieth century explores how artists broke radically with the past by experimenting with new and modern styles. Working in Europe and the United States, these artists pushed the boundaries of traditional art-making by collapsing pictorial space and embracing abstract representations of the body. The works on view in this gallery—all examples of new approaches to visualizing modernity—helped set the stage for much of the art produced today.


This exhibition is organized by the Cantor Arts Center. We gratefully acknowledge support from the Robert Mondavi Fund.





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