Cultivating citizens : the regional work of art in the New Deal era /

"Cultivating Citizens rethinks the aesthetics and politics of regionalism in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. During this period, painters Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, and John Steuart Curry formed a loose alliance as American Regionalists. Some lauded their depictions of the ru...

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Main Author: Kroiz, Lauren, 1980- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
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Table of Contents:
  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part 1. Iowa
  • 1. Art in the University
  • 2. Stone City
  • 3. How to Teach Art
  • 4. Grant Wood, H. W. Janson, and the Case of the Naked Chicken
  • Part 2. Missouri
  • 5. Art and the Museum
  • 6. Opening the Nelson Gallery
  • 7. Building a Regionalist Movement with Thomas Hart Benton
  • 8. Creative Appreciation and Museum Minds
  • Part 3. Wisconsin
  • 9. Art and Sociology
  • 10. John Steuart Curry's Amateurism
  • 11. Inventing the Artist-in-Residence
  • 12. Encouraging Rural Art
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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