Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New Exhibit: Taxing Visions

Taxing Visions Exhibition Catalog
Taxing Visions: Financial Episodes in Late Nineteenth Century American Art
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, January 29 - May 30, 2011

This exhibition features 34 works that reflect the economic hardships that women, African Americans, children and artists faced from Reconstruction to the end of the nineteenth century. Curators Jessica Todd Smith and Kevin Murphy discuss four of these works (e.g., "Tattered and Torn," at right) in the National Public Radio segment, Portraits of the Poor: Dignity in Times of Despair (6 min 28 sec).

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