1930s:Art in America
In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Hofstra University
February 28 - May 27, 2011
David Filderman Gallery
Drawing upon works from the Hofstra University Museum collection and utilizing loans from the Heckscher Museum of Art, The Old Print Shop, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, the Sragow Gallery, and the Syracuse University Art Collection, this original exhibit is intended to provide a "snapshot" of the visual arts in America during the 1930s. Featured works highlight artists of the Works Progress Administration/Federal Artists Project (WPA/FAP), the shift from a rural to an urban society, the exploration of new artistic techniques and media, and the influence of European artist émigrés. Included in the exhibit are paintings by Ilya Bolotowsky, Jon Corbino, Arthur Dove, and John Whorf; photographs by Berenice Abbott, John Gutmann, Dorothy Norman, and Man Ray; and works on paper by James Allen, John Steuart Curry, Marion Greenwood, George Grosz, Louis Lozowick, Isaac Soyer and Grant Wood.
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Berenice Abbott, Poultry Shop East 7th Street, (originally printed in 1935) republished in 1982, Gelatin silver print, HU 84.25
James Edward Allen, Teeming Ingots, 1935, Etching, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Mason, HU 77.44
Jon Corbino, Wedding Party/Sunday Picnic, 1936, Oil on canvas, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Malkin, HU 77.18, © 2010 Marcia Corbino/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Isaac Soyer, Scrub Woman, 1940, Charcoal on paper, Gift of Dr. Alfred Brotman, HU74.16
1930s: Music in America
Wasn’t That a Time! Stories and Songs of the Great Depression
Conference: 1935: The Reality and The Promise
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