American Gothic (1930), a painting by Grant Wood
Besides being a decade of despair caused by the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the 1930s proved to be a decade of sheer creativity and great artistic inspiration in the United States of America. In fact, in an attempt to illustrate the severe economic hardships and to draw attention to the everyday life of Americans who lost their money, jobs, and homes, American artists launched a new art movement: Social Realism.
The exhibition will display more than 50 artistic works by prominent American painters like Edward Hopper (1882–1967), Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986), and Grant Wood (1891–1942). Most of these works are picked from American public collections such as Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and the Art Institute of Chicago. Works taken from private collections will be showcased as well.
Save the date! American Painting in the 1930s will be running from October 12th, 2016 through January 30th, 2017.
If you are staying at our hotel, Hotel Louvre Marsollier Opera Paris, you will be within a ten-minute drive from Musée de l’Orangerie.
Update: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the exhibition was taking place from June 5 until September 18, 2016. It has since been corrected.