What happens when we assess a work of art as a historical document? When Art Intersects History examines works of American modern art that document the history of equality during the second half of the 20th century.
The works in these two galleries highlight some of the social, economic, and aesthetic developments that shaped Euro-American artistic production from the colonial period the early decades of the 20th century.
This installation features highlights of the museum‘s European holdings in a range of media and genres. Often created to valorize, moralize, or inspire, the works originally appeared in a range of venues, from public institutions to private homes to religious buildings.