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National touring exhibition visits Discovery Museum

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  • An Alexander Calder painting as part of the Modern Masters exhibit at the Lake County Discovery Museum.

    An Alexander Calder painting as part of the Modern Masters exhibit at the Lake County Discovery Museum.
    Courtesy of Blair-Murrah Exhibitions

Lake County Discovery Museum submission

Rare, original prints by some of the biggest names in modern art are on display through Aug. 25 at the Modern Masters exhibition at the Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda.

The works of Joan Miró, André Masson, Salvador Dali, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall and many more are featured in a one-of-a-kind compilation of styles and movements from the early 20th century.

The major art movements featured in this exhibition span several decades and include cubism, Dadaism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. Also included are works by artists who were not aligned to a particular style, but contributed to experimentation and symbolism widely associated with modern art post World War I.

These artists sought to break with accepted artistic traditions, test the boundaries of content and expression and show the world something entirely new. This era of new and distinct art was often driven by social and political agendas, and the work constructed using bright colors, geometric shapes and new techniques that left Impressionist theories and practices behind.

Modern Masters is a national touring exhibition organized by the Pauly Friedman Gallery at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa.

It is dedicated to artists, art educators and creative individuals everywhere who have taken the leap of imagination and turned it into tangible works of art for all to contemplate, study and interpret.

For more information about the exhibit, call (847) 968-3400 or follow the museum on Facebook and Twitter@LakeCoMuseum. Visit [URL] ;

On Discount Tuesdays, admission is $3 for adults and free for youth 17 years and younger. Admission is always free for Discovery Museum members. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

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The Lake County Discovery Museum is on Route 176, just west of Fairfield Road and east of Wauconda in Lakewood Forest Preserve.

Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults; $3 for seniors ages 55 and older and students ages 18 to 25; $2.50 for youth ages 4 to 17