One-Hour Exhibition: Regionalist Prints
3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Friday, September 11, 2015
In 1934 Thomas Hart Benton's self-portrait graced the cover of Time Magazine. It accompanied an article declaring Benton—along with Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry—as the standard bearers for a new American art movement called “Regionalism.” While not associated with a specific school, art colony, or manifesto, Regionalism delineated a group of artists united by the belief that American art should depict native subjects in a realist style that was relevant to its citizens. Nan Brewer, the Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper, will discuss a small sampling from the IU Art Museum’s collection of more than one hundred Regionalist prints.
Visitors should meet in the museum’s third floor office. No pre-registration is required, but space is limited. Admission will be on a first come—first served basis.