• DECEMBER 9, 2017 - MARCH 25, 2018
  • Springfield Art Museum, Springfield
  • Every 1 week(s) between
    December 9, 2017 and March 25, 2018
  • Category: Art & Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • Every 1 week(s) between
    December 9, 2017 and March 25, 2018
  • Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fridays, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturdays, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sundays, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Free


Event Description

Generous donations have allowed the Springfield Art Museum To complete their set of lithographs by renowned Regionalist, Grant Wood, with the aquisition of "Fruits and Vegetables." Wood achieved international recognition in the mid-1930s for promoting a style of art that depicted everyday scenes of Midwestern life. The Museum previously owned seventeen of the nineteen lithographs that Wood produced during his lifetime. "Fruits" was purchased with gifts (by exchange) of the late Jeannette L. Musgrave, made possible by donations from Amateur d’Art and the Southwest Missouri Museum Associates. This is the fifth of Wood’s lithographs purchased with funds donated by Amateur d’Art over the years. “Fruits and Vegetables" complete a smaller series of four prints, within the larger group of nineteen, created by Wood in 1939 to highlight the bounty of Iowa’s rich soil. Along with fellow Midwestern artists Thomas Hart Benton and John Steuart Curry, Wood gained popularity during the Great Depression for focusing on American scenes that upheld supposedly American values. Of particular note, "Vegetables" was hand-colored by Wood’s sister, Nan, the female model for his iconic painting, "American Gothic." The Museum will exhibit the complete set of nineteen prints in "Grant Wood: Lithographs," a special exhibition that examines the artist's thematic concerns and role in the growth and popularity of printmaking in America. See "Grant Wood: Lithographs" at the Springfield Art Museum from December 9, 2017 through March 25, 2018.

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