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Museum Mondays
Weekly Terrarium posts about the Logan Museum of Anthropology & the Wright Museum of Art.

The work of the Beloit College Museums is covered in a weekly feature we like to call "Museum Mondays". Keep up with the collections by perusing the rich content found in the posts below.

 

Museum Mondays: See the prints of an American icon

September 16, 2012 at 7:22 pm

 

This week, the Wright Museum of Art will host a reception for its most recent exhibition on the lithographs of 20th-century American artist George Bellows, and you’re invited. The event will take place Wednesday (Sept. 19) at 6:30 p.m., and at 7 p.m., art collector and Bellows expert Franklin Rielhman will speak on the nuances of Bellows' work.

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Click here to add the reception and gallery talk to your calendar.

As a member of the Ashcan school of American art, Bellows is best remembered for his depictions of family and city life, boxing matches, culture and class distinctions, and the horrors of war.

Sometimes referred to as “illustrative journalism,” Bellows frequently included a visual narrative in his prints, allowing the viewer to “read” the composition.

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The exhibition includes works from Bellows’ series on the atrocities of World War I, a sampling of his street scenes, and a generous helping of Bellows’ attempt to capture the spectacle that was life in New York early in the 20th century.

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The lithographs are drawn from the collection of Victor Ferrall (pictured above), President Emeritus of Beloit College and his wife, Linda Smith.

The exhibition runs through October in the North Gallery of the Wright Museum.