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Event: American Encounters: Genre Painting and Everyday Life

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - Monday, August 12, 2013
Ozarks Region
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City:
Bentonville
Region:
Ozarks
Building / Point of Interest:
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Address:
600 Museum Way
Bentonville, AR 72712
Contact:
Crystal Bridges
Website:
http://crystalbridges.org/

Event Details:

Genre painting flourished in the United States during the mid-nineteenth century. These narrative scenes depicting the everyday activities of “stock” or “typed” characters captivated American audiences. Genre paintings helped to express a distinctly “American” character, often through the exploration of racial, regional, or class differences. This exhibition of five paintings includes works by George Caleb Bingham, Eastman Johnson, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait — American painters whose works illustrate three very different cultural experiences within the greater context of the United State.
Admission:
Free