Grant Wood at the Whitney: American Gothic and Other Fables

Whitney Museum of American Art curator Barbara Haskell will discuss Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables, on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art from March 2 to June 10, 2018.

Wood’s American Gothic may be the most recognizable painting in 20th-century American art, an indelible icon of Americana, but his career consists of far more than one painting. Underneath its bucolic exterior, his art reflects the anxiety of being an artist and a closeted gay man in the Midwest in the 1930s. Wood’s populist images of rural America speak both to American identity and to the estrangement and isolation of modern life.











When: Tue., Mar. 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500
Price: $29
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Whitney Museum of American Art curator Barbara Haskell will discuss Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables, on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art from March 2 to June 10, 2018.

Wood’s American Gothic may be the most recognizable painting in 20th-century American art, an indelible icon of Americana, but his career consists of far more than one painting. Underneath its bucolic exterior, his art reflects the anxiety of being an artist and a closeted gay man in the Midwest in the 1930s. Wood’s populist images of rural America speak both to American identity and to the estrangement and isolation of modern life.

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