American Painting in the 1930’s at the Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris
After being exhibited at the Art institute of Chicago, from June 5th to September 9th, 2016, the exhibition “American Painting in the 1930’s” will move to the Musée de l’Orangerie, from October 12 to January 30, 2017.
From 12/10/2016 to 30/01/2017
“American Painting in the 1930’s” is an
occasion to discover more than 50 pieces that draws attention to the aftermath
of the Wall Street Crash of 1929.
Valuable paintings by prominent American artists of Social Realism, who were critical of the living conditions of the poor and the working class during that period, will take center stage at the museum. Among them, we mention the "Mother of American modernism" Georgia O’Keeffe, the Modernist painter, poet, and essayist Marsden Hartley, and the Realist painter Edward Hopper.
American Gothic (1930), the masterpiece and icon of the Social Realist art movement, which was created by Grant Wood will also be among the artworks on display.
“American Painting in the 1930’s” will be exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, in London, from February 25th to June 4th, 2017.
Exhibition curated by:
Judith A. Barter, Field-McCormick Chair and Curator, Department of American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago
Laurence des Cars, General Heritage Curator, Director of the Musée de l'Orangerie
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