5 Created Between the Wars American Art 1861-1945 This exhibit will tap into the Museums rich collection of American paintings drawings sculpture prints decorative arts and historic firearms to explore artworks created between the first years of the American Civil War up through the end of World War II. Most artists dont work in a vacuum and their works con- sciously or unconsciously portray the time in which they are cre- ated. Carefully selected objects zeitgeists if you will that con- tain the spirit of the era in which they were made following a timeline of American history from 1861 through 1945 will be highlighted. This era rich in national and international events expansion and exploration of the country and technological and industrial changes reveals great turbulence and soul-searching in what was still a fairly young nation trying to make its mark on the world map. On view will be a number of works created as part of the war efforts but most will be non-war related artworks that portray the range of artistic styles and developments from reconstruction and the Golden Age the romanticizing of the American West the American expatriates and artistic study abroad in the late 19th century and up through early American modernism the depres- sion era regionalism and the beginnings of Abstract Expression- ism in the early-to-mid-20th century. This span of time as seen through the creations by American artists and designers takes the viewer from a mid-19th century focus on America a shift to European artistic styles and trends and then back to the United States with a focus on regionalism - culminating in a clash of ideas and styles as the nation progresses toward the middle of the 20th century. Artists featured in the exhibit include Winslow Homer Ralph Blakelock George Inness Daniel Chester French Willard Le- roy Metcalf Childe Hassam Enoch Wood Perry Henry Ossawa Tanner Bessie Potter Vonnoh Arthur Dow Edward Robinson Leigh Frederic Remington Robert Henri Abraham Walkowitz Blanche Lazzell Edward Hopper Thomas Hart Benton Peggy Bacon Andrew Wyeth Charles Burchfield Berenice Abbott John Taylor Arms and objects manufactured by Central Glass Co. Wooten Desk Co. Mt. Washington Glass Co. Atterbury and Co. Roycroft Studios Paden City Glass Manufacturing Co. Weller Pottery Grueby Faience Company Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Co. Akro Agate Glass Co. Homer Laughlin and many others. This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. Created Between the Wars American Art 1861-1945 is generously sponsored by Anonymous In Honor of Halcyon Mosess kindness and generosity Anonymous In Memory of Robert Hickman W.B. Bart Andrews In Honor of Doris B. Andrews Adam Joseph Booth In Memory of Jeanne Ellen Kaplan Dunn Mr. and Mrs. Bernard R. Gebhart II In Memory of their parents Dr. Scott and Mary Gibbs In Memory of Mr. Fergus L. Hanson Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Heiner Jr. In Honor of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Dudley and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hensley Nancy Hoey In Memory of Charlotte and Albert Boos Leon K. and Suzanne M. Oxley In Honor of Kermit McGinnis Larry Queen In Memory of Rebecca and Ryan Queen and Irene Windle In Memory of Wayne C. Windle. Daywood Gallery March 14 - September 13 2015 Vase Grueby Faience Company Boston Massachusetts 1897 1920 Wilhelmina Post b. 1867 active 1898-1907 1899-1907. Glazed earthenware Overall 9 12 x 5 24.1 x 12.7cm. Gift from the estate of Winslow Anderson 2008.6.12. Photo by Amanda Abbott and Brittany Ward.