Art Museum Opens John Dos Passos Exhibition July 21
July 11, 2001--
Art of John Dos Passos"
WHEN: Saturday, July 21 - Sunday, Sept. 16
Art Museum, University of Virginia, Rugby Road, Charlottesville
known as a major literary figure from the 1920s through the 1940s
with such books as "Three Soldiers" and "Manhattan Transfer," John
Dos Passos pursued a concurrent career as a visual artist.
Bayly Art Museum will show more than 80 watercolors and drawings
of landscapes and portraits that speak to the diverse cultures he
encountered on his travels.
exhibition, "The Art of John Dos Passos," which opens Saturday,
July 21 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 16, is divided into sections
corresponding to his travels. These include works from a trip to
Spain immediately after his discharge from the U.S. Army in 1920,
his return to Paris and trips to Morocco in the mid-1920s and to
Mexico from 1926 to 1934.
on view will be paintings he exhibited in New York City in the 1920s
chronicling his travels as a social revolutionary throughout the
Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. A number of the watercolors
he made during these trips and while living in New York are shown
as cover art, and, as in the case of the "Orient Express," as illustrations
in his books. Included in the exhibition are Dos Passos's designs
for productions presented by the New Playwrights Theater in New
York, a proletarian dramatist group.
Art of John Dos Passos" was organized by International Arts &
Artists in conjunction with the Dos Passos estate. Its presentation
at the Bayly Art Museum is supported in part by the Museum's Volunteer
Bayly Art Museum is open to the public without charge Tuesday through
Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. The museum is located on Rugby Road, a short
distance from the Rotunda. A small parking lot for visitors is located
behind the museum.
more information about the exhibit and the Bayly Art Museum, visit
the Bayly Web site at www.virginia.edu/~bayly.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298