America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s

What

Museums & Galleries

For

All ages

Where

Royal Academy of Arts

Burlington House, Piccadilly

25 February – 4 June

Tickets: £13.50 adults, under 16s free

America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s

Book your tickets at royalacademy.org.uk

These 45 truly iconic works paint an electrifying portrait of this transformative period. These are works which have rarely been seen together, by artists ranging from Jackson Pollock, Georgia O’Keeffe and Edward Hopper to Thomas Hart Benton, Philip Guston and more. Perhaps the most celebrated work of them all, Grant Wood’s iconic American Gothic (1930), has never left North American shores before.

In the devastating wake of the Wall Street Crash, artists sought to capture the changes in urbanisation, industrialisation and immigration that pulsed across the country, resulting in one of the most vital periods for American artists in the 20th century. This was a decade like no other that saw them search for an elusive ‘Americanness’ through realism, populism and abstraction, rural and urban themes, the farm, the new, the traditional.

25 February – 4 June

Tickets: £13.50 adults, under 16s free

Address:

Burlington House, Piccadilly

Venue phone:

020 7300 8000

How to get there:

Tube to Green Park

Venue website:

royalacademy.org.uk

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