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The American Dream: pop to the present – British Museum from 9 March to 18 June

Ed Ruscha, Standard Station, 1966, Colour screenprint.  Museum of Modern Art, New York © Ed Ruscha From the explosive pop art in the 1960s through to contemporary works, the Exhibition covers one of the most dynamic and turbulent periods in US history: from JFK’s assassination, Apollo 11 and Vietnam to the AIDS crisis, racism and gender politics.  Featuring […]

Royal Academy – “America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s” opens 25 February 2017

Grant Wood – American Gothic, 1930 (detail). Oil on beaver board. 78 x 65.3 cm. Friends of American Art Collection 1930.934, The Art Institute of Chicago The 1930s was a period of intense social and economic deprivation in America, starting with the Wall Street Crash (1929) which led to over a decade – the Great Depression – of high unemployment and poverty, with […]

The Rise of Modernism in France from Degas to Picasso – at the Ashmolean, Oxford: 10 February to 7 May 2017

Roger de La Fresnaye (1885 -1925), Composition with Drum and Trumpet  c. 1918 From the romantics of the late 18th century/early 1800’s through to the great French Impressionists and then on to the early experiments in Cubism, most famously, by Picasso and Braque, the exhibition charts the rise of Modernism in France over the 19th century.  The exhibition […]

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