Three Degrees of Separation: Artistic Connections in the Permanent Collection at ArtisꟷNaples
March 18, 2023 - July 30, 2023
Three Degrees of Separation showcases selected modern artworks of the Americas drawn from The Baker Museum's permanent collection. Through the lens of artists' social networks, it showcases visual and thematic interconnections manifested in the artworks, while also revealing their historical contexts. The exhibition provides glimpses into how artistic ideas were exchanged, avant-garde styles spread and cross-cultural artistic pollination occurred in the early and mid-20th century. It demonstrates that the vibrancy of modern art as it developed in the U.S. resulted from the influx of immigrants and the activity of sojourning foreign artists such as Mexican muralists, as well as the forays of American artists abroad. Artworks include those by José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, Miguel Covarrubias and David Alfaro Siqueiros, to name only a few.
Image Credit: Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1886-1957). Enrielando, Moscú (Sawing Rails, Moscow), 1927. Conté crayon on paper, 25 x 19 in. ArtisꟷNaples, The Baker Museum. Gift of Harry Pollak, 2002.2.057.