Urban Vision: American Works on Paper, 1900–1950
Urban Vision: American Works on Paper, 1900–1950 will explore artistic interpretations of the city. As city dwellers learned to negotiate a rapidly changing environment, the spectacle of metropolitan life became an important focus for artists in the early 20th century. Images of the construction of the massive skyscrapers that came to define New York and Chicago will be paired with scenes of human expression in these urban spaces. The exhibit will bring together 25 etchings, lithographs, and engravings from the IMA’s print collection by such well-known artists as George Bellows, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, Reginald Marsh, and Isabel Bishop. Also presented will be the visually compelling work of the lesser-known Gerald Kenneth Geerlings, whose prints have not been on view at the IMA since the 1970s.