Agrarian Spirit in the Homestead Era: Artwork from the Moseman Collection of Agrarian Art

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Date: Jul 2 - Oct 23
Venue: Great Plains Art Museum
Location: 1155 Q Street
Ticket Price: Free
Time: 10am-4pm Tues.-Sat.
Phone: (402) 472-6220

Agrarian Spirit in the Homestead Era features sixty paintings, sculptures, and prints that reveal dramatic change in land use on the Great Plains, from European American settlement and homesteading in the 1860s to an exodus from the land in the 1930s. Jean-Francois Millet’s The Sower shows the dawn of this golden age of agrarian life, while artists such as Eastman Johnson, Winslow Homer, Georges Laugée, Thérèse Cotard-Dupre, John Gutzon Borglum, Harvey Dunn, Diego Rivera, and Robert Gwathmey represent the settlement of the Plains. Artworks by John Steuart Curry and Georges Schreiber show uncertainty near the end of the Homestead era and the twilight of this brief but transformative time in American history. The exhibition travels to the Great Plains Art Museum from the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, MO, and is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue published by the Albrecht-Kemper and edited by Mark and Carol Moseman. This Homestead-era art is a planned gift to be added to the Mark and Carol Moseman Collection of Agrarian Art, a named GPAM collection of annual artwork gifts that began in 2002.