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The Art of Today

Friday, January 3, 1936Friday, January 31, 1936

Edward Hopper (American, 1882–1967). Tony's House, 1926. Watercolor and pencil on paper, 13 15/16 x 19 7/8 inches (35.4 x 50.5 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Gift of Seymour H. Knox in memory of Helen Northrup Knox, Jr., 1972 (K1972:5). 

Organized by members of the Women's Advisory Committee, Art of Today featured paintings and sculpture by 118 artists that exemplified major trends in avant-garde art post–World War I. Paintings by Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dalí, Paul Klee represented explorations into the realm of fantasy and the unconscious mind while those by Fernand Léger and Vasily Kandinsky revealed the possibilities of abstraction. Sculptures by Constantin Brancusi, Alexander Calder, and Pablo Gargallo demonstrated developments of new materials and new dimensions. The exhibition also included works by celebrated American realists Thomas Benton and John Steuart Curry as well as internationally known, Buffalo-based artists Charles Burchfield and Eugene Speicher.