Tradition Duels the Avant-Garde: American Art from a Northwest Collection

Friday, August 15, 2016

San Diego Story — To be avant-garde or not to be — that is the question examined in concurrent exhibitions exploring late 19th-century American artworks bearing the whips and scorns of time. Assembled by the Timken Museum of Art’s new Curatorial Director Derrick Cartwright, a two-part exhibition mindfully rubs conservative art against a new tide of natural shocks. As organized, such artists as traditionalist Frederic Remington takes arms in a dual at dawn against a sea of modern insolence.

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