Art Exhibitions

Modern and Contemporary Realisms

Ellen Johnson Gallery

Fall–Spring 2013–14

Featuring works from the AMAM’s collections representing such movements as Surrealism, Pop, Socialist Realism, and Photorealism, this exhibition examines diverse approaches to the concept of realism from the 20th and 21st centuries. The paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs on view in Modern and Contemporary Realisms all originate with a recognizable subject, but are realized with varying degrees of naturalism. Rather than attempt to create truthful representations of people, places, or objects, the artists filter subjects through their own particular style or aesthetic.

Diebenkorn 1958.118

Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920)
Nude with Coral Necklace, 1917
oil on canvas
Gift of Joseph and Enid Bissett, 1955.59.