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The American Scene : Three Illustrated Talks on American Art

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Friends of Art ArtSmarts Lecture Series
Lectures will take place in the MMA auditorium at 7:00 pm with doors opening at 6:30 pm.
Full series: $45 per person/ $30 Friends of Art member
Payment must be received by September 1. Remit by cash or check at the MMA Gift Store. No refunds—Please ask a friend to take your place if you cannot attend. Individual lectures: $15 per person at the door (payable by cash or check).

Guest Lecturer Robert Sheardy: Robert Sheardy taught art history at Hope College, Muskegon Community College, Kendall College, and at Grand Valley State University, returning to Kendall in 1990 until his retirement in 2010. Since then, he has concentrated on his writing, both in art history and in fiction.

Topics

CELEBRATING THE LAND
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

  • America’s Love of Their Land
    Joseph Blackburn, John S. Copley,
    Benjamin West and Asher B. Durand
  • The Hudson River School
    Thomas Cole, John Kensett,
    Robert Scott Duncanson and Jasper Cropsey
  • In the Hudson River Tradition
    Frederic Edwin Church, George Inness

AMERICAN REALISM – LEFT and RIGHT
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

  • Urban Realism – The Ash Can School
    Robert Henri, John Sloan and George Bellows
  • The Harlem Renaissance
    Palmer Hayden and Archibald Motley, Jr.

REGIONALISM and SOCIAL REALISM between the WARS
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  • John Steuart Curry, Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Reginald Marsh and Ben Shahn

Details

Date:
September 27
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm