Stuart Davis: In Full Swing

M.H. de Young Museum

Presenting the first major exhibition in 20 years dedicated to this key figure in American Modernism. Featuring approximately 75 works--spanning from the artist's breakthrough series in the 1920s focusing on tobacco packages and household objects to the painting left on his easel at his death, in 1964--the exhibition highlights Davis's unique ability to assimilate the visual languages of European Modernism, the imagery of popular culture, the aesthetics of advertising and the rhythms of jazz into colorful, complex works.

This is what SF/Arts curator Christian L. Frock had to say about Stuart Davis: In Full Swing :

This exhibition presents some 75 works that explore Stuart Davis’ early influence on American Modernism, from his early 1920s works focused on quotidian domestic objects to the work left on his easel at death. Davis laid the groundwork for major American postwar art movements, including Pop art—this exhibition traces his impact on jazz, advertising and popular culture.

Event Info
Apr 01 → Aug 06
Open 9:30 am-5:15 pm Tue-Sun; Open select holidays; Closed most Mon
$20, Seniors $17, students w/ ID $13; Youth 6-17 $7 Children 12 and under FREE; First Tuesday of Each Month FREE
M.H. de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco
Info: 750-3600
Venue: 750-3600
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