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Forever is Composed of Nows

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Whether artists respond to history or look to the future, creativity exists in the moment. Drawn from the Everson’s permanent collection, Forever is Composed of Nows examines a multitude of snapshots of the present moment, grouped by theme, image, or idea across different time periods and media. By examining how artists spanning three centuries have approached their present—their now—using similar topics and motifs, this exhibition is a visual exploration of how values, societal customs, and art

Beatrice Wose-Smith, Little Falls, 1940, Oil on canvas, 48 x 54 inches, Everson Museum of Art; Gift of the Wose-Smith Collection, 72.23