Happy Birthday Charles Sheeler!


Charles Sheeler, Skyscrapers, 1922. Oil on canvas, 20 x 13 in. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, Acquired 1926

Born this day in 1883 was American artist Charles Sheeler. His work Syscrapers, on view in Made in the USA, was the first painting by the artist to enter a museum collection. It is one of Sheeler’s most accomplished assimilations of European modernism into a uniquely American style know today as precisionism. Sheeler elicited beauty from the stark reality of New York office buildings and the utilitarian aspects of industrial America.

Close Up On American Art

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Close ups of three works currently on view in the Made in the USA exhibition.

Can you guess which works these three detail shots are from? Leave your answers in the comments.

Left detail hint: this work is on view in the Abstract Expressionism gallery of Made in the USA.
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Center detail hint: This work has a numerical title.
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Right detail hint: This artist’s last name is also a beloved bird.
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June uCurate Winner: Crazy Walls

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“Crazy Walls” by Angela

Angela, winner of June’s uCurate prize, made us laugh with her short, sweet, and accurate description of her think-outside-the-box exhibition:

“Crazy, no?”

The uCurate app is now available for Apple and Android devices. Start curating for your chance to win next month’s prize, a Made in the USA exhibition catalogue.