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America on Paper: Prints from Associated American Artists

Event Details

February 4, 2017 — May 14, 2017
Location: The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
410 Third Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Contact Name: Lori Tofanelli
Email: ltofanelli@crma.org
Phone: 3193667503
Website: www.crma.org

Event Description

Associated American Artists (AAA) was begun in the 1930s by Reeves Lewenthal, who realized the huge potential in marketing affordable art to America’s large middle class. AAA was a hugely successful commercial enterprise that popularized American prints for six decades. Producing work from some of America’s best-known artists such as Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry and lesser-known luminaries like Luigi Lucioni, AAA prints were marketed as both educational and patriotic – “art for the people.” The CRMA has an extensive collection of AAA prints and this exhibition explores some of the common themes created by AAA artists.