Wednesday, October 16, 2019
This exhibition showcases a selection of paintings created by American artists who were employed as part of the New Deal Works Progress Administration. This art is on long term loan to Krannert Art Museum from the United States Government and is cared for as part of the museum collection.
With strengths in surrealism, abstract painting, mid-century kinetic and light works, and art addressing powerful themes of history, land use, and identity, "Art Since 1948" surveys the collection and encourages formal and conceptual connections across six decades.
The Bow and Trees Galleries, which have been freshly painted with new colors, feature thoughtful reinterpretations of KAM’s collection of European and American art from the 1300s to 1950.
This exhibition is an invitation to experience artworks, film, music, and photography, making the celebration of Black girlhood visible and felt in our local, national, and worldwide communities.