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Curator Tour: "A World of Strangers"
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA
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Curator Tour: "A World of Strangers"
James Glisson, the Bradford and Christine Mishler Assistant Curator of American Art, leads a private tour of the exhibition "A World of Strangers: Crowds in American Art."

A World of Strangers: Crowds in American Art
Oct. 17, 2015-April 4, 2016

Crowds are the temporary groups that strangers form. They take shape at baseball games and in subway stations, at patriotic parades and in angry riots. Fickle and ephemeral, crowds can be joyous, destructive, or somber. "A World of Strangers: Crowds in American Art," explores how artists have represented these teeming and fluid masses from the early 20th century to today. This focused loan exhibition includes about 20 prints, photographs, and other works by artists such as George Bellows, Walker Evans, Armin Landeck, George Luks, Benton Murdoch Spruance, and Weegee. By rendering people as patterns of dots, murky silhouettes, or river-like currents of cars, these and other artists create a form of abstraction that erases individuality and tames the crowd's restless energy.

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The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (View)
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
United States


Arts > Visual
Education > Tours

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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