American Art 1940-1960: Viewing Art Through the Lens of History

Patricia Hills, professor, Art History, Boston University
Explore how American artists responded to the ruptures of World War II, the tensions of the Cold War, and the prosperity of the late 1950s. In this 20-year period, the art world, firmly centered in New York, shifted from socially concerned realism to expressionist abstraction and then to Pop Art’s ironic celebration of popular culture.

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New York City: A Muse for Modern Art

Thursday Evening Session: American Art 1940-1960

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Alfond Auditorium, G36
$25MFA members, seniors, and students
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Session 5 of 5