The Giants Dance

Kay Sage, American, 1898 - 1963

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1944

Oil on canvas

Overall: 12 3/16 × 16 1/4 in. (30.9 × 41.2 cm)

Frame: 18 9/16 × 22 11/16 in. (47.1 × 57.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of the Estate of Kay Sage Tanguy

© Estate of Kay Sage / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

P.964.127

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Research Area

Painting

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed and dated, lower right: Kay Sage ’44; signed, dated, and inscribed, in graphite, by artist, on stretcher reverse: “THE GIANTS DANCE” 1944 KAY SAGE / WOODBURY, CONN.; label on stretcher reverse [label is printed; underlined elements are hand written in blue ink]: CATHERINE VIVIANO GALLERY / 42 east 57 street new york 22, n.y. / Artist Kay Sage / Title The Giants Dance / Size 11 1/4 x 15 ¼

Course History

THEA 17, 19th and 20th century Performance, Laura Edmondson, Spring 2014

WRIT 7, Religion and Literature: Revisioning the Invisible, Nancy Crumbine, Spring 2014

WRIT 5, Writing into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Spring 2014

WRIT 5, Writing into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Fall 2014

WRIT 5, Writing into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Fall 2014

WRIT 5, Writing Into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Winter 2015

WRIT 5, Writing Into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

20th Century Art from the Dartmouth Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 16-May 29, 1988.

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

American Paintings from the Dartmouth Collection, 1910-1960, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 17-April 12, 1998.

An Introduction of the History of Art from the Fifteenth Century to the Twentieth Century, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art 2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 12-March 15, 1992.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 6-March 24, 1995.

Cubism and Its Aftershocks, Citrin Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-February 16, 2020.

Director's Choice, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 10-July 10, 1966.

Figures and Structures: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshrie, January 2-March 10, 1996.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 2, 2005-July 17, 2006.

Kay Sage, 1898-1963, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, January 26-March 13, 1977; Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, April 5-May 15, 1977; Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York, June 8-July 20, 1977, no. 25.

Shadows and Hallucinations: Surrealist Art from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, MALS308, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 24-September 5, 1999.

Surrealist Works from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, MALS, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 20-September 1, 2002.

Publication History

Judith D. Suther, A House of Her Own: Kay Sage, Solitary Surrealist, Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1997, ill. section between p. 138 and p. 139

Regine Tessier Krieger, Kay Sage, 1898-1963, Ithaca: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 1977, checklist no. 25.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 108, no. 82.

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 161, ill. plate no. 92.

Provenance

The artist, 1944-1963; given by the estate of the artist to the present collection, 1964.

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