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  • Katherine S. Dreier, Zwei Welten (Two Worlds), 1930, oil on canvas, 281⁄4 x 36 1⁄8". From “The Société Anonyme.”

    Katherine S. Dreier, Zwei Welten (Two Worlds), 1930, oil on canvas, 281⁄4 x 36 1⁄8". From “The Société Anonyme.”

    “The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America”

    Dallas Museum of Art
    1717 North Harwood
    June 10–September 16, 2007

    Hammer Museum
    10899 Wilshire Boulevard
    April 23–August 20, 2006

    The Phillips Collection
    1600 21st Street NW
    October 14, 2006–January 21, 2007

    Curated by Susan Greenberg and Jennifer R. Gross

    Founded in 1920 on East 47th Street in New York by Katherine S. Dreier, Marcel Duchamp, and Man Ray, the Société Anonyme amassed one of the most impressive collections of modern art in the US. Created to educate the public about modern art and to support emerging artists, the “experimental museum”'s acquisition program and reference library existed at a time when no institution in America was collecting or supporting contemporary work. This show features some two hundred pieces from the collection (housed since 1941 at the Yale University Art Gallery, which organized the show) by Arthur Dove, Ernst, Kandinsky, Léger, Picasso, Schwitters, and more.Travels to the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, Oct. 14, 2006–Jan. 21, 2007; Dallas Museum of Art, June 10–Sept. 16, 2007; and other venues.