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The Demuth Museum is pleased to announce its exhibition, Charles Demuth: Definitively Modern. The exhibition and accompanying catalog focus on the Demuth Museum’s collection of original art by Charles Demuth. The collection is now the largest in the world with 52 works of art as well as it is the largest repository of original archival material on the artist. The exhibit will feature highlights from the collection, where his primary subject matter was the city of Lancaster and his mother’s garden.
Demuth played a vital role in the American modernist art scene both abroad and at home while surrounded by the who’s who of the expatriate art scene and close friends including, Leo and Gertrude Stein, Marsden Hartley, Eugene O’Neill, and Marcel Duchamp. Demuth soaked up the experience and dynamism that was life as an artist in the early 20th century and brought it home to his studio on East King Street in Lancaster.