Monday, February 26, 2007
Had the pleasure of visiting the Chazen Art Museum in Madison, WI this weekend to see an exhibit of
John Sloan and the Ashcan School, in particular images of New York life in the early 20th century.
Lots of the prints were from the the Federal Works Art Project of New Deal fame. Great realist stuff of street scenes and urban life/landscapes with a conscience.
Also at the museum were two other temporary exhibits of colored wood cut prints from Japan, the US and Great Britain and the work of Peter Gourfain. The latters' work dealt with all kinds of peoples struggles and environmental themes.
This is to say nothing of the permanent collection at the Chazen. I can't believe this was my first time there given I lived in the city for 5 years.
Check out the Joseph E Davies Russian and Soviet paintings.