American Scenes/Americas Seen

Exhibition Website

Sep 15 2018 - Mar 1 2020

American Scenes/Americas Seen features works spanning the 1930s and 1940s by celebrated muralists and abstract artists including Diego Rivera, Alfredo Ramos Martinez, Carlos Mérida, Alice Trumbull Mason, Doris Rosenthal, and others.

During the thirties and forties, many artists reacted against the abstract styles favored by the first generation of American moderns, dismissing non-objective art as “un-American.” Favoring representational modes, artists on both sides of the border pursued variations on several period styles variously called in the United States as the American Scene, Regionalism, and Social Realism.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.          

  • Various Media
  • International
  • 20th Century
  • Diego Rivera
  • Alfredo Ramos Martinez
  • Carlos Mérida
  • Alice Trumbull Mason
  • Doris Rosenthal
  • and others

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