Aug 24 2019
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Jun 30 2020
Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Haikus, Modernism and Stanton MacDonald-Wright

Presented by Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s “Haiga Portfolio” (1965-1966) blends Eastern and Western influences, pairing vibrant modernist paintings with haikus written by some of Japan’s most influential poets.

The term “haiga” refers to a style of Japanese painting by haiku poets, whose poems are known for their brevity and simplicity. Each of the ten prints that compose the “Haiga Portfolio” have a corresponding haiku.

The “Haiga Portfolio” exemplifies the 20th century modernist movement Synchromism, cofounded in 1913 by MacDonald-Wright and Morgan Russell. The movement sought to arrange color in the same way that sound is composed in music and is considered the first American avant-guard movement to be accepted internationally. Seventy-five years old at the time of the portfolio’s creation, MacDonald-Wright employed the use of energetic, swirling shapes coupled with dense, vivid colors orchestrated in the modernist style and the rhythm of Synchromism.

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Dates & Times

2019/08/24 - 2020/06/30

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Location Info

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art

650 North 1100 East, Logan, UT 84322

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NEHMA has a limited number of free parking spaces located just north of the Performance Hall. Please park in stalls labeled “Museum Visitor” and notify visitor services upon your arrival. See the map below for additional parking options and note that USU lots are strictly enforced until 5PM. With few exceptions, USU lots are generally open to all on weekends. Public Transportation: ride Cache Valley Transit routes 1, 4 or CVN to visit NEHMA. Use the Fine Arts stop (eastbound) or Richards Hall (westbound) on E 700 N and walk toward the Performance Hall. Visit www.cvtdbus.org for more information.

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