The Mint Museum has pieces of its collection spread across two buildings; Mint Museum Uptown and Mint Museum Randolph. These collections can be seen on view alongside our special exhibitions.

The Mint Museum is working diligently to ensure that all objects from our collection are represented on our website, at this time only a portion are available for view.

Trumpet Flowers
Stanton MacDonald-Wright

oil paint canvas

Currently on view at Mint Museum--UPTOWN

Museum Purchase: Funds provided by the Katherine and Thomas Belk Foundation in honor of Katherine and Thomas Belk

"[Stieglitz] has a new [Stanton Macdonald-] Wright and I saw another one—both Synchromist things that are wonderful. Theory plus feeling—they are really great." -Georgia O’Keeffe, 1917 Trumpet Flowers is a rare example of synchromism, a movement developed by the American artists Stanton Macdonald-Wright and Morgan Russell in Paris in 1913 that attempted to synthesize art and music through the use of color. The two artists believed that color, rather than line, should play a dominant role in their work and that this new style had the potential to evoke unique emotional and spiritual experiences. They drew inspiration from earlier European artists—including Joseph Mallord William Turner, Claude Monet, and Paul Cézanne—who were likewise interested in finding new ways to approach color and form. Trumpet Flowers was created around the time that Macdonald-Wright moved from New York to California, and just before he began to experiment with new ideas about Eastern art and philosophy. It demonstrates his mastery of using shifts in tonal value and intensity to depict his subject and to create a harmonious composition. The floral forms are arranged in sinuous curves and counter-curves that, combined with the dazzling passages of color, evoke a sense of motion and depth. The artist also suggests the passage of time, which unfolds rhythmically as the viewer’s eye follows the forms and changing color “notes” across the surface of the canvas.

Accession Number: 2013.25


height: 18.125 inches
width: 13.125 inches

Copyright Information:
NEPL Mint has signed non-exclusive form with gallery

In order to access a high-resolution image, please submit a request via the Mint’s Reproduction Request Form. Fees may apply.

All records for works of art published on have been reviewed by curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our collections database comprises information gathered over the museum’s history; consequently, some records may be missing information, include offensive or discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas and analyses. The Mint is committed to addressing these issues and revising our records so as to maintain the highest possible degree of accuracy in accordance with scholarly standards.  

If you would like to suggest improvements to a record, please submit your feedback here.    

The Museum assumes no responsibility for infraction of copyright laws, invasion of privacy or improper and /or illegal use that may arise from reproduction of this image. The user assumes full responsibility for the use of images obtained from the Museum, to obtain permission from copyright holders where applicable and to hold harmless the Museum and its agents against any and all damages and claims arising or resulting from the use of the images.