Art: Regional Roundtable/Conversations Around American Gothic at the CAM

Perhaps the only thing that trumps the experience of seeing Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” in person is having a conversation around the issues raised by the Regionalist painter in his work.

Sep 16, 2014 at 1:35 pm
click to enlarge "American Gothic"
"American Gothic"

Perhaps the only thing that trumps the experience of seeing Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” in person is having a conversation around the issues raised by the Regionalist painter in his work. Easily considered one of America’s most beloved paintings, Wood advocated for a uniquely American visual language that sharply contrasted with the European push toward abstraction. To encourage conversations that address the themes that Wood and his contemporaries were saying about what it means to be an American, the Cincinnati Art Museum hosts Regionalist Roundtables every Sunday and Wednesday through Nov. 16. 


3 p.m. Sunday. Requires exhibition admission ticket: $8 adult; $5 students; free for children; free for members. 953 Eden Park Drive, Mount Adams, cincinnatiartmuseum.org.