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Industry, Invention, and Progress (August 25, 2020 - October 25, 2020)

Images (from left): Quincy Plant Worker, 2010. Dean Mitchell (American, b. 1957). Watercolor on paper, 30 x 40 in. Purchased by the
Canton Museum of Art, 2011.2. Strong Tea, 1997, Jim Koudelka (American, b. 1953). Stoneware, 6 1/4 x 12 1/4 x 5 1/4 in. Canton Museum
of Art Collection, Gift of Susan and Dean Trilling, 2019.13.

 

Industry, Invention, and Progress highlights the progressiveness of America and its innovations throughout history. Depicted in this exhibit are laborers, railroads, automobiles, coal yards, and more. City life and suburban life are also depicted, due to the heavy impacts of manufacturing. These themes are detailed through various styles of art, such as realism and abstraction. Artists used these different styles and methods to portray specific feelings about their subject matter. Included in this exhibit are artists from our collection such as Lawrence Blazey, Arnold Boedeker, Fred Yost, Clyde Singer, and more. 

 

In addition to pieces from our collection are items on loan from Hoover Historical Center and William McKinley Presidential Library &

Museum. Paintings created to be used as advertisements for Hoover vacuums will be on display, as well as other products that Hoover made, such as parachutes. On loan from McKinley are prints of workers inside of Timken Steel.  All pieces join together to create a cohesive look at how important the industrial revolutions and advancements are to our current day. 

 

Images (from left): Untitled (detail), n.d. Viktor Schreckengost (American, 1906-2008). Watercolor on paper, 17 x 18 1/4 in. Purchased by the Canton Museum of Art, 2006.2. The Judith Lee Rose, 1976. Arne Lindmark (American, 1929-1999). Watercolor on paper, 21 x 29 1/8 in. Canton Museum of Art Collection, Gift of the Henry W. Ranger Fund, 995.4.

 

Front thumbnail image: Fulton Street Dock, East River, 1948, Fred Yost (1888-1968). Lithograph on paper, 9 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. Purchased by the Canton Museum of Art, 48.2.

 

To see the works from our collection that are in this exhibit, click here.

You can view our entire collection of artwork here.

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