Jackson Pollock, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, and Laurie Anderson are just some of the major American artists of the twentieth century. From the 1893 Chicago World's Fair to the 2000 Whitney Biennial, a rapid succession of art movements and different styles reflected the extreme changes in American culture and society, as well as America's position within the international art world.
This exciting new look at twentieth century American art explores the relationships between American art, museums, and audiences in the century that came to be called the "American century." Extending beyond New York, it covers the emergence of Feminist art in Los Angeles in the 1970s; the Black art movement; the expansion of galleries and art schools; and the highly political public controversies surrounding arts funding. All the key movements are fully discussed, including early American Modernism, the New Negro movement, Regionalism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Neo-Expressionism.
1: The Gilded Age
2: Early American Modernism: The Art of Everyday Life
3: Avant-Garde Art and Experimentation
4: Modernism and the Interwar Years
5: A New Deal for the Arts: The Great Depression
6: Abstract Expressionism
7: Neo-Dada and Pop Art
8: Minimalism and Conceptual Art
9: Feminist Art and Black Art
10: Culture Wars: The 1980s
11: Contemporary Art
Museums and Websites
List of Illustrations