MANIERRE DAWSON AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Updated: Oct 4, 2018
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s recent rehang of its collection of early twentieth century modernism prominently features Manierre Dawson’s Meeting (The Three Graces) of 1912. Under the rubric of Reimagining Modernism, the museum has combined artworks from both sides of the Atlantic in thematic groupings that bring art historical heavy-hitters together with lesser-known works from the collection. As the first American painter to work completely non-objectively and an early practitioner of Cubism, Dawson’s innovative spirit shines through this work. It holds its own alongside paintings by Wassily Kandinsky, Marsden Hartley, Pablo Picasso, and many others in a gallery dedicated to the avant-garde impulses of the early days of modernism.