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Société Anonyme Signboard, n.d. Paint on panel. Yale University Art Gallery
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 –  Sunday, July 14, 2013

Société Anonyme: Modernism for America

Société Anonyme: Modernism for America
December 12, 2012–July 14, 2013

“The Société’s front-runners—Duchamp, Kandinsky, Kurt Schwitters—are here. And so are many intriguing, now forgotten artists, several of them women, including Dreier. Scanning the names, I saw nearly a dozen I didn’t know, and nearly a dozen theses and dissertations waiting to be written.”
—Holland Cotter, The New York Times

The Société Anonyme Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery is an exceptional anthology of European and American art in the early 20th century. Founded in New York in 1920 by Katherine S. Dreier, Marcel Duchamp, and Man Ray to promote contemporary art among American audiences, Société Anonyme, Inc., was an experimental museum dedicated to the idea that the story of modern art should be told by artists.

The exhibition Société Anonyme: Modernism for America traces the transformation of this organization from an exhibition initiative to an extraordinary art collection. It features works by over 100 artists who made significant contributions to modernism, including Constantin Brancusi, Paul Klee, Piet Mondrian, and Joseph Stella, along with lesser-known artists, such as Marthe Donas, Louis Eilshemius, and Angelika Hoerle

Catalogue available.
Softcover, 230 pp., 302 color and 62 black-and-white illus.
Regular Price: $45; Members $36
Sale Price through July 14: $32; Members $25

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Open to: General public
Admission: Free
Contact Information: Yale University Art Gallery,, 203-432-0600

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