Made in the USA curator Susan Behrends Frank discusses some of the recent additions to the exhibition galleries, from Duncan Phillips’s first personal acquisition (Ernest Lawson’s High Bridge—Early Moon) to one of his final purchases before his death (Loren MacIver’s Printemps).
Did you know that the Founder Duncan Phillips and his wife Marjorie had a painting studio in the upstairs of their house? Director Dorothy Kosinski explains how Phillips’s lifestyle and exceptional support of contemporaries like Arthur Dove, Ernest Lawson, and Rockwell Kent “shows the intensity of that relationship with the artist, the living artist, the practitioner. That’s obviously what made Duncan Phillips the happiest, the most engaged.”
In this quick virtual tour of Made in the USA, exhibition curator Susan Behrends Frank explains how “at a time when there were no histories of modernism to guide him, [Duncan Phillips] relied on his eye for good work, distinctive talent, and great promise.”