Exhibition

Social Art in America

Then and Now

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James Chapin, William Gropper, George Grosz, Philip Evergood, Robert Gwathmey, Joseph Hirsch, Joe Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Jack Levine, Raphael Soyer

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ACA Galleries | 529 W 20th St.

Curated by Sue Coe, Luis Jimenez, John Mellencamp, and Faith Ringgold

SOCIAL ART IN AMERICA: THEN AND NOW will be on view May 6 through June 27, 2014. The exhibition features past masters and current visionaries: James Chapin, William Gropper, George Grosz, Philip Evergood, Robert Gwathmey, Joseph Hirsch, Joe Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Jack Levine and Raphael Soyer representing the historic tradition; and Sue Coe, Luis Jimenez, John Mellencamp, and Faith Ringgold representing contemporary expressions of Social Art.

The arc of the exhibition traces the 1930’s cry for economic justice, through mid-century America’s struggles for civil rights, and arrives in our own time, when our fragile social compact is still being threatened. Though their times and social concerns are different, what unites their work is an understanding that the progress of civilization is often paid by the most vulnerable of society.

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