Ben Shahn Portrait of Sacco and Vanzetti screenprint on paper 18 ½ in x 20 ⅛ in (46.99 cm x 51.12 cm);22 1/16 in x 28 1/16 in (56.04 cm x 71.28 cm);18 ½ in x 20 ⅛ in (46.99 cm x 51.12 cm);15 ⅞ in x 12 ¾ in (40.32 cm x 32.38 cm) Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Burton
Ben Shahn James Chaney offset photolithograph on paper 28 1/4 in x 25 1/4 in x 3/4 in (71.76 cm x 64.14 cm x 1.91 cm) Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
John Sloan Votes for Women crayon, ink, and graphite on white paper 8 9/16 in x 11 in (21.75 cm x 27.94 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 5/16 in (36.51 cm x 49.05 cm);6 11/16 in x 6 5/16 in (16.99 cm x 16.03 cm) Museum Purchase
"The 20th-century United States was the emblem of all things modern, but how would Americans make a modern art? This lecture/discussion class surveys art and the visual and material environment from the emergence of the United States as a world power in the 1890s to the questioning of the "American Way of Life" by Pop and activist artists during the era of the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War. In lectures, discussion, and original hands-on-research, we will examine the work of such celebrated figures as Frank Lloyd Wright, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, Isamu Noguchi, Edward Hopper, Walker Evans, and Diego Rivera, but also the culture of consumerism and emergent racial and ethnic identities—from furniture to photography to propaganda posters—in which they worked. "