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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.

Marion Greenwood, Mississippi Girl
Marion Greenwood, Mississippi Girl, 1930, Lithograph, Gift of Mr. Edwin S. Marks, HU 77.178

Gallery Location and Hours
David Filderman Gallery, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Ninth Floor, South Campus
Monday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Berenice Abbott, Poultry Shop East 7th Street
    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
    James Edward Allen, Teeming Ingots, 1935, Etching, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Mason, HU 77.44
  • Jon Corbino, Wedding Party/Sunday Picnic
    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
    Isaac Soyer, Scrub Woman, 1940, Charcoal on paper, Gift of Dr. Alfred Brotman, HU74.16

Related Programs*:

1930s: Music in America
Saturday, March 5, 2011
8:00 pm
Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th floor, South Campus 

Wasn’t That a Time! Stories and Songs of the Great Depression
Thursday, March 17, 2011
3:00 pm
Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th floor, South Campus

Conference: 1935: The Reality and The Promise
April 7 - 9, 2011
For more information please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at (516)463-5669 or click here.

*Program fees may apply.  For more information or to register for Museum events please call (516) 463-5672 or click here.


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