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Against the Grain: Modernism in the Midwest
November 4, 2010 - January 9, 2011
The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery will present Against the Grain: Modernism in the Midwest from November 4, 2010 - January 9, 2011. Curated by Christine Fowler Shearer, Against the Grain: Modernism in the Midwest includes approximately 65 paintings produced between 1900 and 1950. These paintings explore the similarities and differences in the development of Modernism by artists who were born in, studied, or worked in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.
Artists in the show include: Gertrude Abercrombie, Ivan Albright, Charles Burchfield, Manierre Dawson, Clara Deike, Frances Foy, Victor Higgins, Alice Schille, William Sommer and William Zorach.
Join the Riffe Gallery for the opening of Against the Grain on Thursday, November 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Curator Christine Fowler Shearer will lead a tour of the exhibition on Friday, November 5 from noon to 1 p.m.
A full-color, 122 page exhibition catalogue produced by the Massillon Museum is available at the Riffe Gallery for $25.00. We accept checks or cash only.
The Riffe Gallery will also host a free family activity during the entire run of the exhibition. Bring your family to the Riffe Gallery during any of the convenient gallery hours and explore Against the Grain with the Massillon Museum’s fun and challenging activity guide. Become a master of Midwest modernism with your family, friends and neighbors!
Against the Grain: Modernism in the Midwest is presented by the Riffe Gallery with support from the Ohio Building Authority, and media support from CD101, CityScene, Ohio Magazine, Time Warner Cable and 90.5 WCBE. The exhibition was originally produced by the Massillon Museum in Massillon, Ohio, with financial support from the National Endowment for the Arts' American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius initiative, the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.
The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery is located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH. Admission is free. Gallery hours are Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday, and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Closed Mondays and Thursday Nov. 11, Thursday Nov. 25, Friday Dec. 24, Saturday Dec 25, Friday, Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 1. Visit www.riffegallery.org or phone 614/644-9624 for more information. The Riffe Gallery is supported by the Ohio Building Authority and the OAC’s Individual Artist Grants and Services Program. Media Sponsors include CD101, CityScene, Ohio Magazine, Time Warner Cable and WCBE.
Free group tours are available Wednesday through Friday throughout the run of each exhibition. To schedule a group tour contact Riffe Gallery director Mary Gray at email@example.com or 614/728-2239.
The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery showcases the work of Ohio’s artists and curators, exhibitions produced by the Ohio Arts Council’s International Program and the collections of the region’s museums and galleries. The Riffe Gallery’s Education Program seeks to increase public appreciation and understanding of those exhibitions. Admission is free. For information, call the Riffe Gallery at 614/644-9624.
There are 16 images contained within this archive that are intended for Riffe Gallery publicity/educational use only. These images are protected by a photographic copyright that belongs to the Ohio Arts Council. They, therefore, are not in the public domain. Please contact the Ohio Arts Council directly if you wish to inquire about obtaining reproduction permission. Dimensions are h x w.