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Art Reset: Cross-cultural Currents in Citizen Salon

  • Arthur Ross Gallery 220 South 34th Street, 19104 (map)

Cross-cultural Currents in Citizen Salon
Friday, February 15, 1:30 – 2:30PM
Arthur Ross Gallery
Join graduate student Ginny Duncan for a conversation on our current exhibition, Citizen Salon. Placing in conversation American painter and muralist Fletcher Martin, and Mexican painter and printmaker Rufino Tamayo, we will explore representations of labor in the 1920s and 30s, as well as artistic conversations and stylistic crossovers between Mexican and American artist in the first half of the 20th century. While this talk will center on Fletcher Martin’s The Man Trip (1939) and Rufino Tamayo’s Hombre y Mujer (1925), we will consider the broader cross-cultural currents represented by both the artists and the works, and can expand our discussion to include Luis Arenal Bastar’s Mujer de Taxco (1947), Jacob Lawrence’s The Workshop (1972), and Mabel Dwight’s Night Work (1931).

Ginny Duncan is an MA Candidate in History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania.
Free coffee will be provided. The Arthur Ross Gallery is located in the Fisher Fine Arts Library Building at 220 S. 34th Street.

Earlier Event: February 14
Later Event: February 15
Jenna Loz