The second of a three-part series on American Art with the Director of Shelburne Museum, Tom Denenberg, will take place on Wednesday, April 17 from 4-5 pm at All Souls Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne.
His presentation “From Sentimental Culture to Modernism” traces the transition from nineteenth century genre painting and gilded age imagery to the machine age in America. Artists include Eastman Johnson, William S. Mount, Lily Martin Spencer, Richard Woodville, John Singer Sargent, and Charles Sheeler.
The April 24 presentation will discuss “Magical Realism and Abstraction.” The mid-twentieth century, often characterized by the rise of abstract expressionism, also gave birth to the lesser-known genre of magical realism. Artists include Edward Hopper, Paul Cadmus, Andrew Wyeth, Jackson Pollack, Lee Krasner, and Mark Rothko.
The events are free and open to the public although donations are gratefully appreciated. For more information please visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 985-3819.