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Conception Synchromy, 1914

Stanton Macdonald-Wright, American, b. Charlottesville, Virginia, 1890–1973

Oil on canvas, 36 x 30 1/8 in. (91.3 x 76.5 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.3189

Private collector (Northern California or Oregon), 1956
The Artist, Pacific Palisades, California, 1956-3 March 1962
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 3 March 1962-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
NATIONAL COLLECTION OF FINE ARTS, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Art of Stanton Macdonald-Wright," 3 May-18 June 1965, no. 6.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
EDMONTON ART GALLERY, Alberta, Canada. "The Fauve Heritage," 9 September-30 October 1977, ill.
MUSEO DESL PALACIO DE BELLAS ARTES, Mexico City. "La Pintura los Estadoes Unidos de Museos de la Ciudad de Washington," 18 November 1980-4 January 1981, no. 43, ill.
STAATSGALERIE STUTTGART, Germany. "Vom Klang der Bilder: Die Musik in der Kunst des 20 Jahrhunderts," 6 July-22 September 1985, no. 128, ill. p. 99.
NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART, Raleigh. "Stanton Macdonald-Wright," 4 March-3 June 2001. TOUR: LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, 5 August-29 October; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston, 2 December-24 February 2002.
CENTRE NATIONAL D'ART ET DE CULTURE GEORGES POMPIDOU, Paris. "Sons & Lumières: Une histoire du son dans l'art du 20e siècle," 22 September 2004-3 January 2005, cat..
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Visual Music, 1905-2005," 22 June-11 September 2005. TOUR: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Los Angeles, 13 February-22 May 2005.
SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Grand re-opening exhibition, 1 July 2006-4 July 2007.
CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, Paris. "Futurism," 15 October 2008-16 January 2009, p. 220, fig. 73, p. 221. TOUR: SCUDERIE DEL QUIRINALE, Rome, 20 February-24 May; TATE MODERN, London, 12 June-20 September 2009.

Published References:
SEUPHOR, MICHEL. Abstract Painting (New York: Abrams, 1961), p. 309, colorpl. p. 51.
ZILCZER, JUDITH K. "The Aesthetic Struggle in America, 1913-1918: Abstract Art and Theory in the Stieglitz Circle" (University of Delaware: unpublished Ph. D. dissertation, 1975), p. 336, fig. 7.
LERNER, ABRAM, ed. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 715, pl. 345.
TAYLOR, JOSHUA C. The Fine Arts in America (Chicago and London: University of Chicago, 1979), ill. p. 172.
SECREST, MERYLE. "Piezas Admirables del Museo Hirshhorn se Expondran Aqui," Excelsior (20 October 1980), p. 4B.
UNSIGNED. "Exposicion: Pintura Actual de los Estados Unidos," El Sol de Mexico (4 November 1980), p. 6-D.
"La Pintura Actual de los Estados Unidos," Novedades (23 November 1980), p. 26.
SELZ, PETER. Art in Our Times: A Pictorial History 1890-1980 (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich and Harry N. Abrams, 1981), no. 394, ill. p. 169.
BROWN, MILTON W. One Hundred Masterpieces of American Painting from Public Collection in Washington, DC (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983), p. 142-143, ill.
ZELLMAN, MICHAEL DAVID, comp. American Art Analog 3 (New York: Chelsea House Pub. in association with American Art Analog, 1986), p. 883, ill.
GIBSON, ERIC. "Museum pursues new look," Washington Times (20 December 1992).
"Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden," Guest Information (Washington, DC Area, 1993-1994 edition), p. 71, ill.
MCALLISTER, JANE, ed. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works of Art (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1996), p. 29.
ZILCZER, JUDITH. "Light Coming on the Plains: Georgia O'Keeffe's Sunrise Series," Artibus et Historiae, no. 40 (1999), fig. 7, p. 197.
ROSE, FRANCESCA, ed. American Moderns 1900-1950 (Giverny: Musee d'Art Americain, 2000), fig. 4, p. 64.
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