Marsden Hartley’s “Landscape, New Mexico” (ca. 1923), oil on canvas, loaned by Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution.
Marsden Hartley (1877-1943) was simply one of the great modernist painters. Next Sat., June 14, a show of 38 works from his New Mexico period, Marsden Hartley and the West: The Search for an American Modernism, opens at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth and runs through Aug. 24. Admission is free.
The exhibition kicks off with a lecture at 11 a.m. June 14 by Heather Hole, assistant curator of paintings, Art of Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Hole organized the show. A gallery talk also will be given by Amon Carter curator of paintings and sculptures Rebecca Lawton at 6 p.m. June 26.
A 1915 Hartley painting recently sold for a record $6.3 million.