Date(s) - October 4, 2013 - December 20, 2013
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, University Center for the Arts

October 4 – December 20, 2013

From the end of the First World War through the years of the Great Depression and into the 1940s, American artists increasingly turned away from European modern trends to embrace national themes and realist styles.  Chief among those themes was an attention to American productivity.  The Regionalists pictured the toils and hardships of farmers and ranchers in the heartland.  Yet, throughout the country, from the industrialized urban cities of the Eastern shoreline to the mining towns of Colorado, artists explored American labor in all its forms.  This exhibition, drawn from a private collection, features approximately fifty images by important American artists including Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, Rockwell Kent, Louis Lozowick, James Whistler, and Grant Wood.