The Coming of the Modern Era - Prints by American Artists [click on any image to begin slideshow]

As industrialization and the modern age swept across America it brought significant change in how we lived our lives. Numerous American print makers depicted the changes they encountered in their everyday lives. This museum ready exhibition is available at no charge. A catalogue with important essays accompanies these works. The topics range from old versus new, social commentary and progress - especially as embodied in the Century of Progress World's Fair.

Carl Hoeckner (1883-1972)
Carl Hoeckner (1883-1972)

Must

Childe Hassam (1859-1935)
Childe Hassam (1859-1935)

Avenue of the Allies

Earl Horter (1881-1940)
Earl Horter (1881-1940)

Demolition

Joseph Margulies (1896-1984)
Joseph Margulies (1896-1984)

The Last of N.Y. Ghetto or Passing of the East Side or East Side Park

William Abbe (1916-1983)
William Abbe (1916-1983)

Urban Demolition

William McNulty (1884-1963)
William McNulty (1884-1963)

Demolishing old Madison Square Garden

Edward Wilson (1886-1970)
Edward Wilson (1886-1970)

Laying the Pipeline

Louis Lozowick (1892-1973)
Louis Lozowick (1892-1973)

Birth of a Skyscraper

Otto Kuhler (1894-1977)
Otto Kuhler (1894-1977)

The Riveters The scene depicted is the construction of the George Washington Bridge in New york. "Not far from where we lived, the great new George Washington Bridge across the Hudson to the New Jersey shore was slowly taking shape... This was steel at its very best, and I could not resist the opportunity of recording the bridge at its various stages of construction in a series of etching plates."

Samuel Margolies (1897-1974)
Samuel Margolies (1897-1974)

Men of Steel

Gerald Geerlings (1897-1998)
Gerald Geerlings (1897-1998)

Perugia [West 32nd Street, New York]

Samuel Chamberlain (1895-1975)
Samuel Chamberlain (1895-1975)

Soaring Steel [Building of the Civic Opera House, Chicago]

Gerald Geerlings (1897-1998)
Gerald Geerlings (1897-1998)

Santa Cinema (1501 Broadway under construction)

Gerald Geerlings (1897-1998)
Gerald Geerlings (1897-1998)

Olympus

Joseph Pennell  (1857-1926)
Joseph Pennell (1857-1926)

The Biggest of All, AT&T Building

Otto Kuhler (1894-1977)
Otto Kuhler (1894-1977)

Pretty Boy Dam Under Construction

Otto Kuhler (1894-1977)
Otto Kuhler (1894-1977)

Man Made Canyon

Louis Lozowick (1892-1973)
Louis Lozowick (1892-1973)

Hudson Bridge

William Woollett (1901-1988)
William Woollett (1901-1988)

Hoover Dam Project: Arizona End of Suspension Bridge

William Woollett (1901-1988)
William Woollett (1901-1988)

Portal No. 1 Before Flood, looking down-river [Hoover-Dam project]

B. J. O. Nordfeldt (1878-1955)
B. J. O. Nordfeldt (1878-1955)

City Hall Square

John Taylor Arms (1887-1953)
John Taylor Arms (1887-1953)

An American Cathedral

Elias Grossman (1898-1947)
Elias Grossman (1898-1947)

Pyramids of New York

William Schwartz (1896-1977)
William Schwartz (1896-1977)

Metropolis

Beulah Stevenson (1890-1965)
Beulah Stevenson (1890-1965)

St. Paul's Chapel

Samuel Chamberlain (1895-1975)
Samuel Chamberlain (1895-1975)

Manhattan Old and New

Bernhard Gutmann  (1869-1936)
Bernhard Gutmann (1869-1936)

Extremes Meet, NYC

Harry Sternberg (1904-2001)
Harry Sternberg (1904-2001)

Locomotives [The Vanishing Giant]

George Canning Wales (1868-1940)
George Canning Wales (1868-1940)

Good bye - Fare ye well

Otto Kuhler (1894-1977)
Otto Kuhler (1894-1977)

Queen of the Clouds (Graf Zeppelin over the Atlantic Ocean)

Reginald Marsh (1898-1954)
Reginald Marsh (1898-1954)

Pennsylvania Rairlroad Loco Waiting to be Junked

Mabel Dwight  (1876-1955)
Mabel Dwight (1876-1955)

Clubhouse, Colonial Dames

Lawrence Kupferman (1909-1982)
Lawrence Kupferman (1909-1982)

Victorian Mansion--The Clear, Clear Light

Gerald Geerlings (1897-1998)
Gerald Geerlings (1897-1998)

The Rising Generation

John Sloan (1871-1951)
John Sloan (1871-1951)

Fashions of the Past

Mabel Dwight (1876-1955)
Mabel Dwight (1876-1955)

Mechano Marvel of the Age

Letterio Calapai (1902-1993)
Letterio Calapai (1902-1993)

Underground

Louis Lozowick (1892-1973)
Louis Lozowick (1892-1973)

Sentinel

Minna Citron (1896–1991)
Minna Citron (1896–1991)

The Magic Box

Prentiss Taylor (1907-1991)
Prentiss Taylor (1907-1991)

Connecticut Light and Power