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Explore the Creative Innovations at this Turn of the Century Art Exhibit

Be sure to catch the incredible new exhibit at the NSU Art Museum, Midnight in Paris & New York: Scenes from the 1890s–1930s. Featuring drawings, paintings, and photographs by American and European artists, this new exhibition offers a fascinating glimpse into the rapidly changing society during the turn of the century, depicting the blossoming culture of the new modern cities.

Presenting a sweeping exhibition that includes distinctive architectural designs, furniture, and lifestyle artifacts, this show also displays a new archival collection of work from William J. Glackens, a distinguished American illustrator who came of age as an artist in the 1890s. He subsequently became known as an important and leading modernist artist for his lively, realistic depictions of modern life, and rose to cultural fame as an important advocate of modern art in America. This exhibit traces the years of his creativity from the 1890s to the 1930s and explores the dramatic social, political, and technological changes that impacted his work and revolutionized the character of cities around the world.

Glackens and a group of his American contemporaries first distinguished themselves with their dynamic, realistic depictions of the modern world. Like their French contemporaries, they brought the diversity of city dwellers in New York and Paris to life in depictions of actors, dancers, circus performers, celebrations, crowds, immigrants, city streets, and tenements. Their scenes of gritty and vibrant social life reveal how the magic of the electric light bulb transformed nightlife into glittering and colorful spectacles, and it’s all on display at the NSU Art Museum!

Even though The Hamptons on Heron Bay Apartments in Coral Springs, Florida provides you with all of the comfort, convenience, and entertainment you could possibly desire, we encourage our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, February 24, 2018—11:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
NSU Art Museum
1 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

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