Noon Talk: 1913: When Art Met Labor

12:15 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor

Through a work by Oscar Bluemner, Joseph Varga, assistant professor in the Department of Labor Studies, will discuss the intersection of two major events a little over a hundred years ago: the 1913 Armory Show, which introduced America to modern art; and the Paterson Silk Strike, which was a watershed moment in the development of the modern labor movement. This program is presented in conjunction with IU's Themester 2015 topic @Work: The Nature of Labor on a Changing Planet, an initiative of the IU College of Arts and Sciences. 

Image: Oscar Bluemner (American, 1867-1938). Impression of a Silktown, New Jersey (Paterson Centre), 1914. Watercolor on paper. IU Art Museum 73.8