November 23, 2017 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Continuum: Beyond Picturesque

Gallery: Dorothy and Jack Brandenburg Gallery
Ernest Blumenschein, Deserted Mining Camp, c 1940, oil, 27x33
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From 1900, academically trained artists migrating to Taos brought with them seeds of French modernism. Several of those who would form the Taos Society of Artists (1915-1927) had passed through the Académie Julian in Paris, the progressive academy that by 1880 had displaced the official École des Beaux-Arts as the destination of American and other foreign students working alongside the likes of Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, Henri Matisse, and Marcel Duchamp.

Having encountered the Academie’s openness to Manet, impressionism and Postimpressionism, Taos Society founders Joseph Henry Sharp, Ernest Blumenschein, Bert Phillips, followed by New York artists Robert Henri and John Sloan, would find their progressive notions of ordinary subject matter and its treatment at first tested and then transformed by the local landscape and its peoples. 

Exhibition list of Continuum in the Brandenburg gallery:

1      Martin E. Hennings
Baumgarten Twins, 1923
Oil on board
Gift of William and Elizabeth Temple
1991.0002.0000 
 
2      Martin E. Hennings
Chamisa in Bloom, c. 1920
Oil on canvas
Gift of the Estate of Mary Mingenback
1980.0264.0000
                
3      Martin E. Hennings

Discussing The Crops, c. 1930
Oil on board
Gift of William Temple
1996.0010.0000 
 
4      E. Irving Couse
The Cacique, c. 1932
Oil on canvas
Gift of the Estate of Lewis J. Affelder
1996.0011.0000
                
5      W. Herbert Dunton
Ginger, c. 1932
Oil on canvas
Gift of Vivian Dunton
1980.0245.0000 
 
6      Blanche C. Grant

Where Indians Dance, 1924
Oil on canvas          
Courtesy of Taos Municipal School Historic Collection
L2012-1(43)
          
7      Howard Cook
Untitled, 1930s
Watercolor  
Gift of Estate of Milton C. Nahm
1991.0022.0000
                
8      Joseph Imhof
Taos Mountain w/ Kiva, c. 1930
Oil on canvas
Gift of Sarah Russell Imhof
1980.0359.0000
                
9      Blanche C. Grant

The Saddle Blanket, 1923
Oil on canvas
Gift of Sarah Russell Imhof
1980.0259.0000
                
10   Bert Phillips
Taos Valley, NM, c. 1915
Oil on canvas
Gift of Robert Desky
1981.0016.0000 
 
11   Joseph Henry Sharp

An Old Garden In Taos, 1920s         
Oil on canvas
Gift of Letha Batrum
1993.0063.0000
                
12   Charles H. Reynolds
Community of Des Montes, c. 1930
Oil on canvas
Given in honor of his devoted wife, Audene, by Herman H. Koster
2005.0022.0000
              
13   Ernest Blumenschein
Deserted Mining Camp, c.1940
Oil on canvas
Gift of Helen Greene Blumenschein
1980.0223.0000
                
14   Juan Mirabal

Untitled, c. 1935
Oil on canvas
Museum Purchase
1998.0030.0000
                
15   Oscar E. Berninghaus

Santiago, the War Chief, c.1930
Oil on canvas
Gift of Mrs. Oscar E. Berninghaus
1980.0220.0000
                
16   Martin E. Hennings

San Francisco Peaks, 1920s
Oil on canvas
Gift of William and Elizabeth Temple
1991.0012.0000
                
17   Mary G. Blumenschein

Husking Corn, 1939
Oil on canvas
Gift of Helen Greene Blumenschein
1980.0227.0000
                
18   Walter Ufer
Winter in New Mexico, c.1930
Oil on canvas
Gift of the University of Notre Dame, Walter and William Klauer
1980.0333.0000 
 
19   Grace Spaulding John
North Pueblo, Taos, 1931
Oil on linen
Gift of Patricia John Keightley
1994.0048.0000 
 
20   Bert Phillips

The Passing Snow Squall; Taos Mountain, 1915s
Oil on canvas
Gift of Mrs. Floyd Bentler and     Ralph J. Phillips       
1980.0304.0000 
 
21   Charles H. Reynolds

Sunshine Valley, 1946
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of Taos Municipal School Historic Collection
L2012-1(82)