Herman Trunk: Catholic Modernist Art Exhibit
Presented by Emmanuel College
September 8 - October 22, 2009
Emmanuel College will host a six-week long art exhibition titled Herman Trunk: Catholic Modernist, showcasing the work of the early 20th-century modern artist and examining the relationship between his artistic production and his Catholic faith, on view from September 8th to October 22nd. The exhibition will be held in the Lillian Immig Gallery in Emmanuel College's Cardinal Cushing Library and hours will be Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Emmanuel will hold an opening reception from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on September 17th. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Herman Trunk was a member of an important group of New York modernists experimenting in abstraction between the wars. Like many artists from this group, Trunk was recognized for his work during the 1920s and 30s, but his legacy was lost in more permanent constructions of the history of American art. Rather than demonstrate Trunk’s connection to American modernism, which has previously been explored and is clearly evident in even a cursory examination of his work, this exhibition will consider Trunk’s unique vision as an American modernist through the lens of his Catholic faith.