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Marsden Hartley exhibition opens in LA this August
23 Jun 2014

LACMA - the The Los Angeles County Museum of Art - has given word that it will open a new exhibition 3 August about Marsden Hartley.

Running until later this year, the timing for 'Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings 1913–1915' has been deemed "right" by museum CEO, Michael Govan.

This is because it comes at the time of the 100 year anniversary of the First World War and the time frame in which the artist created the work being shown, he explained.

According to the museum, the painter - who lived from 1887 and 1943 - was based in Europe in the period from 1912 to 1915, in which time he lived in both Paris and Berlin. His work was impacted by things like the First World War. The new exhibition includes some 25 painted works from around this time.

Mr Govan has said that the event's timing means visitors have a unique chance to take in a trio of exhibitions showcasing art created in Germany in and close to the time of WW1.

"In addition to Marsden Hartley, LACMA is also presenting Expressionism in Germany and France: Van Gogh to Kandinsky through September 14; and on September 21 will open Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s," he commented.

While 'Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings 1913–1915' is on show, there will be the chance for visitors to take 50 minute long tours of it, led by a docent, each Friday and Sunday afternoon. These begin at 14:00 on both days.

The exhibition will be in place at LACMA until the winter, with its last day on show being 30 November.

The museum can be found on Wilshire Blvd in LA, a city which also boasts attractions like the Hollywood Walk of Fame and numerous others associated, naturally enough, with American Cinema.

But like any thriving city, LA has a wide range of activities on offer- and many of them are nothing to do with the movies!ADNFCR-408-ID-801730174-ADNFCR

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