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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has loaned George Bellows’ 1908 masterpiece, “Excavation at Night,” his depiction of the construction of Pennsylvania Station, to the National Gallery of London for its current exhibit “An American Experiment: George Bellows and the Ashcan School.” You can read a review of the show, which the writer calls “electrifying,” in the Guardian here.

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Maybe “Excavation” will be on the walls of the museum when CBMA opens in Bentonville Nov. 11, 2011.

(Editor’s note: Crystal Bridges part 1 has been deleted from the blog; my notes had the date of the art lecture wrong.)

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