Visions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection

LOCATION
Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI, USA
DATE
Oct 05, 2019 - Dec 30, 2019

Mon.-Thur. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fri. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

2019-10-05 00:00:002019-12-30 00:00:00America/DetroitVisions of American Life: Paintings from the Manoogian CollectionAmerican artists have always found beauty in the people, landscapes, and distinctive cultures that surround them. The forty paintings included in this exhibit, made between 1850 and 1940, offer unique views of the world and the subjects that inspired their makers. Through these works, it is possible to see the evolution of the United States from a young republic to a modern nation with global ambitions in the twentieth century. Their subjects range from the iconic, such as majestic views of the natural world created by artists associated with the so-called Hudson River School in the mid-1800s, to the unexpected, as seen in the ticket stubs, newspapers, and peanuts meticulously rendered in realistic detail by trompe l’oeil painters at the turn of the twentieth century. These works will invite visitors to explore seemingly simple scenes of American life and uncover artists’ complex questions about American culture and identity.Detroit Institute of Arts
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FREE for Members, Children 5 & Under, Residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties; Adults $14, Seniors $9, College Students w/ID $8, Youth (6-17) $6

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American artists have always found beauty in the people, landscapes, and distinctive cultures that surround them. The forty paintings included in this exhibit, made between 1850 and 1940, offer unique views of the world and the subjects that inspired their makers.

Through these works, it is possible to see the evolution of the United States from a young republic to a modern nation with global ambitions in the twentieth century. Their subjects range from the iconic, such as majestic views of the natural world created by artists associated with the so-called Hudson River School in the mid-1800s, to the unexpected, as seen in the ticket stubs, newspapers, and peanuts meticulously rendered in realistic detail by trompe l’oeil painters at the turn of the twentieth century.

These works will invite visitors to explore seemingly simple scenes of American life and uncover artists’ complex questions about American culture and identity.

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