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Three Degrees of Separation

Artistic Connections in the Permanent Collection


Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1886-1957). Enrielando, Moscú (Sawing Rails, Moscow), 1927. Conté crayon on paper, 25 x 19 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Gift of Harry Pollak, 2002.2.057.

Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1886-1957). Enrielando, Moscú (Sawing Rails, Moscow), 1927. Conté crayon on paper, 25 x 19 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Gift of Harry Pollak, 2002.2.057.

Upcoming exhibition

March 18 – July 30
Located on the first floor of The Baker Museum


This exhibition showcases selected modern artworks of the Americas drawn from The Baker Museum’s permanent collection. Through the lens of artists’ social networks, it showcases visual and thematic interconnections manifested in the artworks, while also revealing their historical contexts, imperative for understanding developments within modern art over the span of time between 1907 and 1968. Some of the categories of social relationships highlighted include teachers and students, gallerists and artists, couples, masters and assistants and artist groups. The exhibition provides glimpses into how artistic ideas were exchanged and shared, how avant-garde styles spread and cross-cultural artistic pollination occurred in the early and mid-20th century.

It demonstrates that the vibrancy of modern art as it developed in the United States resulted from the influx of immigrants and the activity of sojourning foreign artists such as Mexican muralists, as well as the forays of American artists abroad. Artworks in the exhibition include those by Ilya Bolotowsky, Hans Hofmann, Stanton Macdonald-Wright, José Clemente Orozco, Betty Parsons, Diego Rivera and Alfred Stieglitz, to name only a few.


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Selected Works

Stanton Macdonald-Wright (American, 1890-1973). L’Age d’Or: Ses Soleilles (The Golden Age: Its Suns), 1966-67 (reworked 1967-70). Oil on three wood panels, 96 x 144 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum.

Stanton Macdonald-Wright (American, 1890-1973). L’Age d’Or: Ses Soleilles (The Golden Age: Its Suns), 1966-67 (reworked 1967-70). Oil on three wood panels, 96 x 144 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Gift of Charlie and Elise Brown, 2016.4.1. Photo: RoseBudz Productions.

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975). Synchromy (Constructivist Painting), 1918. Oil and tempera on panel, 14 x 8 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Museum purchase, 2000.15.007.

Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975). Synchromy (Constructivist Painting), 1918. Oil and tempera on panel, 14 x 8 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Museum purchase, 2000.15.007.

Helen Torr (American, 1886-1967). Design with Flame, c. 1928. Oil on canvas, 11 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Museum purchase, 2000.15.239.

Helen Torr (American, 1886-1967). Design with Flame, c. 1928. Oil on canvas, 11 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Museum purchase, 2000.15.239.

David Alfaro Siqueiros (Mexican, 1896-1974). Visita al campesino preso (Visit to the Imprisoned Farmer), 1930. Oil on canvas, 37 x 29 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Gift of Harry Pollak, 2002.2.060.

David Alfaro Siqueiros (Mexican, 1896-1974). Visita al campesino preso (Visit to the Imprisoned Farmer), 1930. Oil on canvas, 37 x 29 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Gift of Harry Pollak, 2002.2.060.

Jackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956). Untitled, c. 1941-42. India ink, watercolor and pastel on watercolor paper, 13 x 10 1/4 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Museum purchase, 2000.15.172.

Jackson Pollock (American, 1912-1956). Untitled, c. 1941-42. India ink, watercolor and pastel on watercolor paper, 13 x 10 1/4 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Museum purchase, 2000.15.172.

Arthur G. Dove (American, 1880-1946). Deep Greens, 1942. Oil on canvas, 20 x 28 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Museum purchase, 2000.15.064. Photo: RoseBudz Productions.

Arthur G. Dove (American, 1880-1946). Deep Greens, 1942. Oil on canvas, 20 x 28 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Museum purchase, 2000.15.064. Photo: RoseBudz Productions.

Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1919-2012). Stone Head, 1957. Stone, 13 1/2 x 6 x 7 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. The Bryna Prensky Collection, gift of Michael F. and Tonya L. Aranda, 2007.3.0083.

Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1919-2012). Stone Head, 1957. Stone, 13 1/2 x 6 x 7 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. The Bryna Prensky Collection, gift of Michael F. and Tonya L. Aranda, 2007.3.0083.

Hans Hofmann (German-American, 1880-1966). Untitled, 1938. Oil on composition board mounted on plywood, 22 x 26 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Gift of Nancy Woltz, 2016.6.1.

Hans Hofmann (German-American, 1880-1966). Untitled, 1938. Oil on composition board mounted on plywood, 22 x 26 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Gift of Nancy Woltz, 2016.6.1.

Betty Parsons (American, 1900-1982). Untitled, c. 1970-80. Painted wood, 26 3/4 x 19 1/16 x 4 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Bequest of Olga Hirshhorn, 2016.2.251.

Betty Parsons (American, 1900-1982). Untitled, c. 1970-80. Painted wood, 26 3/4 x 19 1/16 x 4 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Bequest of Olga Hirshhorn, 2016.2.251.

Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864-1946). The Steerage, 1907 (printed ca. 1918). Photogravure on Japanese tissue, 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Gift of Wynnell and George Schrenk, 2010.12.2.

Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864-1946). The Steerage, 1907 (printed ca. 1918). Photogravure on Japanese tissue, 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum. Gift of Wynnell and George Schrenk, 2010.12.2.


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Three Degrees of Separation: Artistic Connections in the Permanent Collection is organized by Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum and curated by Rangsook Yoon, Ph.D., curator of modern art.

This event is part of the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades CVB festival

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