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Gladioli Claude Monet
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Gladioli (21.71) — Claude Monet

Life's Pleasures: The Ashcan Artists' Brush with Leisure, 1895–1925

Sunday, March 02, 2008 – Sunday, May 25, 2008

  • For Everyone
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This exhibition brings together paintings depicting vibrant and diverse leisure activities experienced and observed by members of the Ashcan school. The Ashcan school artists, often associated with Robert Henri’s circle of artists, showed the lower levels of the socio-economic scale who lived and toiled in turn of the century New York. Henri encouraged his followers to capture the world as they found it, to absorb “the great ideas native to his country.” Among the subjects they addressed were the multitude of leisure activities available to the people of varied social strata. Organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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Adults: $12 / Adult Groups (15+): $10

Youth (6-17): $6 / Youth Groups (15+): $5

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Tickets include an audio tour and museum admission.


Additional venues
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Nashville, Tennessee
August 3–October 28, 2007

New York Historical Society
New York, New York
November 18, 2007–February 10, 2008

Image Credits:
John Sloan, McSorley’s Bar; 1912. American, oil on canvas.

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