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New York's MoMa to exhibit American masterworks from the early 20th century

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New York, Aug 8 (EFE).- New York's Museum of Modern Art has unveiled a new exhibition of modern American masterworks from 1915 to 1950 that features the creations of Edward Hopper, Charles Burchfield and Georgia O'Keeffe, all of whom contributed to forging an artistic identity in a nation headed for global economic hegemony.

"American Modern: Hopper to O'Keefe," which opens on Aug. 17 and runs until Jan. 26, 2014, showcases 120 works from the MoMa's holdings of art from the period between the world wars and the Great Depression.

"It was the time to do something new, exciting and deeply American," Esther Adler, who organized the show with Kathy Curry, said.

The exhibition gives visitors a nostalgic look at rural life, American industrial might and the wave of immigrants who reshaped U.S. socity.

"The selection of works depicts subjects as diverse as urban and rural landscapes, scenes of industry, still-life compositions, and portraiture, and is organized thematically, with visual connections trumping strict chronology," the MoMa said.

The focus of the exhibition is on five artists: Edward Hopper, Charles Burchfield, Stuart Davis, Chalres Sheeler and Georgia O'Keeffe.

"Each of them has their own response to each of these matters. Very different responses that dialogue with each other," Adler said.

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