Rewarding show at MAG's Lockhart Gallery

07:31 AM, Feb 17, 2013


Written By Stuart Low

At its best, the Memorial Art Gallery’s Lockhart Gallery can pack a great variety of art in a relatively compact space. Its latest show, Becoming Modern, is a perfect example.

It gives visitors a tantalizing taste of one of the great early 20th-century exhibits – the 1913 Armory Show in New York City. American visitors got a bracing glimpse of what wild-eyed European modernists were up to: Abstraction, cubism and the last gasp of Impressionism. Major French artists such as Paul Cezanne and Henri Matisse rubbed elbows with American masters such as Stuart Davis and John Marin.

The Lockhart Gallery features 32 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures by these artists and others of equal stature, drawn from the Memorial Art Gallery’s own collection. If you happen to be touring Art Reflected, the museum’s larger new exhibit of contemporary artists, be sure to make an excursion to Becoming Modern. It’s on view through May 12.

Admission to the museum at 500 University Ave. is $12 ($8, $5 for college students and children ages 6 to 18). For information, call (585) 276-8900.