Art Exhibition: Art for Life's Sake: Perceptions of American Realities in the 20th Century

Sponsored by Phillips Museum of Art

Event Occurs:

Thursday, February 6, 2014-Sunday, April 6, 2014

The turn of the 20th century was an explosive time for American culture - city populations increased exponentially, an infusion of a larger ethnic presence was infused with that growth, and the American people, both immigrants and residents, sought to define themselves in the volatile early decades of the century. Artists were compelled by these changes to document the beauty of everyday life, and chose to capture images not of the contrived, but of the experience of the average individual. This exhibition features works by several notable artists from this period, and chronicles how their lean towards urban realism influenced artists and their work throughout the rest of the century.

This event is open to the public.

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