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Cult of the Machine

M.H. de Young Museum

This large-scale exhibition surveys American early 20th-century Modernism with more than 100 Precisionist masterworks by Charles Sheeler, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Charles Demuth displayed alongside prints by Imogen Cunningham and Paul Strand; clips from Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times; and decorative arts and industrial objects from the period reflecting the embrace of a machine-age aesthetic by artists, designers and the public alike.


This is what SF/Arts curator Christian L. Frock had to say about Cult of the Machine :

The American preoccupation with industry, and by extension the aesthetics of industrial design, is a long-running thread in our cultural fabric. This survey at the de Young considers this preoccupation in the 1920s and '30s with an extensive array of works by the Precisionists, or the "Immaculates," as they were also known for their machine-like execution in paint.

Event Info
Mar 24 → Aug 12
Tue-Sun 9:30 am-5:15 pm
FREE
de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco
Info: 415-750-3600
Venue: 863-3330
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