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Associated American Artists - Art by Subscription

September 6 - November 5, 2011

From September 6 to November 5, 2011, the Center Art Gallery at Calvin College presents "Associated American Artists - Art by Subscription." The exhibition features over 70 etchings, wood engravings, aquatints and mezzotints created by some of America's most recognizable artists such as Peggy Bacon, Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, Doris Lee, and Grant Wood. The artworks in this exhibition were created and published between 1935 and 1968 for the Associated American Artists (AAA), an organization established in New York City in 1934 by art promoter and publicist Reeves Lewenthal (1910-1987).

Organized by the Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio
Tour Management by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, Missouri

Image credit: Thomas Hart Benton, Wreck of the Old '97, 1944, Lithograph

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Image credit: John Steuart Curry, John Brown, 1939, Lithograph


Opening Events
Friday, September 16

Opening Lecture - 7pm (Recital Hall)
"This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land:" Symbolizing a National Ideal in American Regionalist Art
Elizabeth VanArragon, assistant professor of art history, Calvin College

Opening Reception - 8pm (West Lobby & Center Art Gallery)
Refreshments Served.