Main Line School Night programs are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, whose mission is to foster the excellence, diversity and vitality of the arts in Pennsylvania and to broaden the availability and appreciation of those arts throughout the state.

Art in 1930's America: Reflections on a Decade in Turmoil Tell a Friend about this Course

Glimpse into this troubling era which bridges the gap between the Great Depression and WWII through the eyes of artists seeking to respond to rapid social change. Some expressed nostalgia for a bygone era, others depicted the conflict between nature and machines and a few engaged in social activism. See what the first MLSN students in 1938 might have studied if they had signed up for a course on contemporary art. Included will be painting and photography related to the Great Depression, Social Realist and Regionalist work by artists including Ben Shahn and Grant Wood, and painters such as Stuart Davis who worked in more abstract styles, thus ushering in the new era of contemporary art.

Dates:April 16-30, 2018    Check for other dates
Meets:9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Location:Creutzburg Center 101
Instructor:Mariann Smith
$66.00Course Fee

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