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Excavating the Modern City: George Bellows's New York

Sarah Newman, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art discusses her research into George Bellows's paintings of a changing New York City. Instead of focusing on generic urban scenes favored by other painters, Bellows focused on specific events within the city, including the excavation for the Pennsylvania Railroad Station in Manhattan. By doing so, he offered a unique perspective on the role of progress and modernity within the city.

Presented January 27, 2013, in conjunction with the exhibition George Bellows, on view November 15, 2012–February 18, 2013

This program was made possible by The Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts.

Collections, The American Wing (47)

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Her Body in Motion
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A Timeless Replica
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A Goddess Takes Aim
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Poised to Hear More
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Between Life and Death
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A Body Responds in Dance
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The Artist at Work
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Motion Drapes a Body at Rest
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The Making of a Bronze Statue
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Murder at the Met
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The New American Wing Galleries
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Teen Screens—Set in Stone
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New American Wing Galleries
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The Electrotyping Process
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