The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art will feature two new exhibitions on January 17 when it opens for the first time since it closed for maintenance during the fall quarter. From images of factory workers in picket lines to Hollywood icons, the winter 2014 exhibitions at the Block Museum explore visual representations of class and society in America during the 20th century, particularly the 1930s.
The Left Front: Radical Art in the “Red Decade,” 1929–1940 (Main Gallery, January 17 to June 22) focuses on American artists who protested against injustice and pursued social revolution through their work and activism in the 1930s.
Steichen | Warhol: Picturing Fame (Alsdorf Gallery, January 17 to April 6) examines the photography of Edward Steichen and Andy Warhol, artists whose portraits shaped the way social status and fame are defined through photographic conventions. The Steichen photos were a recent gift to the University from collectors Richard and Jackie Hollander.
Visit the Block Museum Web site for more information.