Aesthetics of modern dance

Dance! American Art 1830 - 1960

March 20 – June 12, 2016

Dance! American Art 1830-1960 captures dance in all its forms-from carefree to choreographed performance-with art that celebrates our need to move to the music. See 90 works from famed American artists including John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Harlem Renaissance stars and artists who shaped the aesthetics of modern dance including Isamu Noguchi, Jasper Johns, and Andy Warhol. Come join the dance at the DIA.

This exhibition has been organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Support has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support has been provided by the Marjorie and Maxwell Jospey Foundation and an ADAA Foundation Curatorial Award and the Association of Art Museum Curators. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Support for the catalogue has been provided by the Ida and Conrad Smith Fund.

Image: Dances, 1914 or 1915, oil on canvas; Arthur Bowen Davies, American. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Ralph Harman Booth