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Talk: “Multiple Moderns: American Art and Artists During the Great Depression”
Join Erika Doss, Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame, as she considers the impressive stylistic, geographic, and narrative diversity of American painting in the 1930s―from Regionalist scenes of Midwestern farms and Surrealist visions of urban apocalypse, to Social Realist indictments of national failures, abstract experiments in composition and color, and symbolic portraits of American laborers and landscapes. The multiple directions, differences, and disputes of 1930s American painters speak to the contested terms of cultural pluralism during a decade of national, and global, crisis.
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