American Painting in the 1930’s
Following the Stock Market Crash of 1929—also known as the 1929 Wall Street Crash—the US emerged in a 10-year severe economic depression. The negative effects were extremely dramatic and profound on all the levels, most notably the social one. As a consequence, several artistic movements were launched in an attempt to spotlight the daily conditions of the working class and the poor.
From October 12th, 2016 until January 30th, 2017, the Parisian Musée de l’Orangerie will be opening American Painting in the 1930’s, an exhibition that draws attention to Social Realism, one of the most popular movements during that critical period.
Displaying around 60 artistic pieces by leading Social Realist painters such as Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Grant Wood, this exhibition is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to discover the greatest masterpieces of this important movement.
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Exhibition curated by:
Judith A. Barter, Field-McCormick Chair and Curator, Department of American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago
Laurence des Cars, General Heritage Curator, Director of the Musée de l'Orangerie
From October 12th to January 30th, 2017
Every day from 9 am to 6 pm
Musée de l’Orangerie,
Jardin Tuileries, 75001 Paris, France