Early American Modernism: The Decade of the Armory Show features works spanning the first decades of the twentieth century by American artists experimenting with modernism, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Konrad Cramer, Arthur Bowen Davies, Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Marguerite and William Zorach, Alice Trumbull Mason, and others.
American art underwent radical changes in the first decades of the twentieth century. The romantic urban realists, popularly known as “The Ashcan School” embodied a major shift in subject matter. More radical were those embracing European modernism who represented a revolution in style, with parallel cultural developments in literature, music, and theatre. The New Woman and the suffragists signaled substantial social shifts as well.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.