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Lecture: Romancing the Heartland: American Regionalism
Art Educator Linda Young leads an hour-long visual exploration of the work of the Regionalists, a uniquely American art movement that flourished in the years between the world wars. Part of a larger movement, the American Scene painters, American Regionalism focused on scenes of rural America — even as that way of life was fast disappearing. Presented as a compliment to the “agriCULTURE: Barnscapes and Farmyards” exhibit on view at the art center, her talk will highlight the work of Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, and John Steuart Curry. Bring your brown bag lunch.
Linda Young was Director of Museum Education at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts for 20 years. She has presented art history lectures and docent trainings in museums and art centers throughout the Midwest.
Image: Grant Wood, The Appraisal, 1931