Grandma Moses: American Modern 2017-01-25T13:51:49+00:00

Project Description

Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (1860-1961)
Catchin’ The Turkey, 1955
Oil on pressed wood, 12 x 16 inches
Collection of Bennington Museum
Copyright © 2017, Grandma Moses Properties Co., New York

Grandma Moses: American Modern

Grandma Moses: American Modern is a long-overdue exhibition reexamining the beloved American artist Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses and reestablishing her to her rightful place within the canon of mid-century American Modern Art.  The exhibition counters Moses’s marginalization as strictly a “folk” artist and a phenomenon within popular culture through the presentation of fresh research and in-depth analyses of Moses’s celebrated artworks and unique painting techniques to address the myth of the self-taught artist through a modernist lens. Grandma Moses: American Modern also contextualizes Moses within the modern art era by pairing her paintings and ephemera alongside fellow “folk artists” as well as her modernist contemporaries such as Joseph Cornell, Helen Frankenthaler, Joseph Pickett, and Any Warhol.   Together with the works in the permanent gallery dedicated to the life and work of Grandma Moses, the Museum will have on view over 65 works by this great American modern folk artist.