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Alone Together: Encounters in American Realism

Presented by The Westmoreland Museum of American Art at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg PA

May 29 2022
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Sep 25 2022
Alone Together: Encounters in American Realism

Edward Biberman (1904–1986), Tear Gas and Water Hoses, 1945, Oil on canvas, 29 x 36 inches, The Schoen Collection, American Scene Painting

This exhibition stages encounters between social and magic realist artworks from early-to-mid twentieth century with works by five contemporary artists whose works grapple with what it feels to live in the world right now.

Guest curated by Alex J. Taylor, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh History of Art and Architecture Department.

In the early-to-mid twentieth century, American realist painters produced evocative images of human connection and disconnection that processed the traumas of war, civil unrest, economic depression, and many other upheavals large and small. Their works pursue an experimental approach to realism that captures the uneasiness of a modern world in turmoil, of lonely crowds and

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