In his exploration of color and form, the American modernist painter Arthur G. Dove (1880-1946) pushed the limits of the materials he used in his finished pieces, creating strongly evocative images. This installation presents watercolors, studies in mixed media, and other works on paper that are often made even more daring by virtue of their freedom and freshness. Also included will be a small group of Dove’s finished paintings and collages, as well as several works by his wife, the talented painter Helen Torr.

Drawn from the William H. Lane Collection and the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, this installation complemented “Arthur Dove: A Retrospective,” at the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, on view through July 12, and to which the MFA was a major lender.