‘Art of Real New York: Picturing the Depression’ Webinar
While the Great Depression typically stirs up images of soup lines and rundown shacks, not all was doom and gloom — artists working during this period were as varied in mood and intent as New York was diverse. Whether it was the Social Realists who created empathy and relished the city scene, artists working under the New Deal’s Works Progress Administration who painted to uplift, or others who were rule-breakers, all were capturing that distinctive time in different ways. It’s time to take a close look at the artists and art that portrayed a struggling America while also celebrating the joys of Americans’ everyday lives.
Join New York Adventure Club for the fifth part of a multi-part series that explores the impact of art throughout NYC and beyond. In this part, we embark on an art-centric journey through the exuberant artworks made in New York during the Great Depression.
Led by Rena Tobey, American Art Historian and Professor at NYU’s School for Professional Studies, our virtual showcase of these prolific artists and art pieces will include:
- A look at the diverse artworks created by men and women during the Great Depression
- Case studies of art that focus on Union Square, New York’s center for protest and free speech
- An understanding of how New York City became the inspiration for unique American art made in the 1930s
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Rena — any and all questions about these artworks are welcomed and encouraged!
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually! $10.
*Immediately upon registering, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar
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***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week
The Art of Real New York Series
Part 1 – Forming the Metropolis
Part 2 – Gilded Age and its Underbelly
Part 3 – Finding Her Way
Part 4 – Women and Their Salons
Part 5 – Picturing the Depression
Part 6 – Edward Hopper and Mid-Century Modern
Part 7 – Civil War and its Aftermath
Part 8 – Harlem Renaissance