ECU Libraries Catalog

Cultivating citizens : the regional work of art in the New Deal era / Lauren Kroiz.

Author/creator Kroiz, Lauren, 1980- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
Descriptionxvi, 292 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents Introduction -- Part 1: Iowa. Art in the university ; Stone City ; How to teach art ; Grant Wood, H.W. Janson and "the case of the naked chicken" -- Part 2: Missouri. Art and the museum ; Opening the Nelson Gallery ; Building a regionalist movement with Thomas Hart Benton ; Creative appreciation and museum minds -- Part 3: Wisconsin. Art and sociology ; John Steuart Curry's amateurism ; Inventing the artist-in-residence ; Encouraging rural art -- Conclusiion.
Abstract "Cultivating Citizens rethinks the aesthetics and politics of regionalism in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. During this period, painters Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, and John Steuart Curry formed a loose alliance as American Regionalists. Some lauded their depictions of the rural landscape and hardworking inhabitants of America's midwestern heartland. Others deemed Regionalist painting dangerous, regarding its easily understood realism as a vehicle for jingoism, chauvinism, and even fascism. Cultivating Citizens shifts the terms of this ongoing debate over subject matter and style by considering heretofore neglected Regionalist programs of art education and concepts of artistic labor."--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2017034903
ISBN9780520286566 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN0520286561 hardcover ; alkaline paper
Standard identifier# 99976508321

Available Items

Library Location Call Number Status Item Actions
Joyner General Stacks NX180 .R38 K76 2018 ✔ Available Place Hold

Related Titles