“Inheriting Cubism: The Impact of Cubism
on American Art, 1909–1936,”
at Hollis Taggert Galleries, New York.
November 28, 2001–January 12, 2002

The widespread ignorance of early American modernism is not at all surprising, what with the current fads for Americana and the saturated fats of Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish. Still, by forgetting the contributions of Americans, we distort not only our understanding of American art but we also constrain our pleasures, for the American modernists gave us some of our most gratifying paintings. In recent years, Hollis Taggert has not allowed the gallery-going public to forget these artistic forebears, mounting a series of gorgeous, synthesizing historical shows unequaled by other galleries in New York.

Curated by Stacey Epstein, Taggert’s Associate Director of Modernism, “Inheriting Cubism” traced the burgeoning...

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