American Expressionism: Art and Social Change, 1920s–1950s

1/30/2004-5/09/2005
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american expressionismThis critical reexamination of early twentieth-century American art focused on the combination of modernism and social justice found in the work of such artists as Elaine de Kooning, Jacob Lawrence, and Ben Shahn, who called attention to the plight and dignity of society’s outcast and downtrodden. This exhibition was organized by the Columbus Museum of Art and curated by Bram Dijkstra from his book American Expressionism: Art and Social Change, 1920-1950 (Harry N. Abrams, 2003).