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Art of American Dance
Jane Dini, Detroit Institute of Arts

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Dance: American Art 1830-1960 (Catalog)
Title: Dance: American Art 1830-1960
Author: Jane Dini
Abstract: As an enduring wellspring of creativity for many artists throughout history, dance has provided a visual language to express such themes as the bonds of community, the allure of the exotic, and the pleasures of the body. This exhibition catalogue is the first major investigation of the visual arts related to American dance, offering an unprecedented, interdisciplinary overview of dance-inspired works from 1830 to 1960 and accompanies Dance! American Art 1830-1960, a multimedia exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts from March 20 to June 12, 2016. The Dance! American Art 1830-1960 exhibition features more than 90 of America’s most spectacular works of art alongside filmic representations that explain and celebrate dance as central to American life and culture. Works are from the Detroit Institute of Arts and other leading American and international museums as well as from private collections. The DIA's exhibition brings together the greatest nineteenth-century American artists including John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, and Mary Cassatt; spotlights the superstars of the Harlem Renaissance including Aaron Douglas, William Johnson, and James Van Der Zee and features the artists who shaped the aesthetics of modern dance including Isamu Noguchi, Jasper Johns, and Andy Warhol.
Year: 2016
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Catalog Type: Exhibition Catalog
Publisher: Detroit Institute of Arts