Like the countries they represented, artists of Canada, Mexico, and the US emerged assertively from the shadow of an exhausted Europe after World War I. This class explores the similar aspirations and distinct styles among Diego Rivera, Thomas Hart Benton, Lawren Harris, and their contemporaries across our continent. For a time, North America provided for a pause in the pursuit of abstraction in favor of a renewed but refined appeal for representation of our continent and its peoples.
Joseph S. Harrington holds a master’s degree in European history from the University of Connecticut, and has led numerous seminars at the Newberry since 2008.
- Instructor-Distributed Materials
- No first reading assignment
Cost and Registration
Three sessions, $205 ($184.50 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.
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