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America’s art tells America’s story: the optimism, struggles, humor, and pain. Join us as Wendy Evans explores how people from the earliest inhabitants to today have pictured the history and landscape of the country, reflecting its ideas and ideals. Images will range from realistic paintings of John Singleton Copley to modern abstractions by Jackson Pollock – from the innocent America captured by Norman Rockwell in his early work to the struggles of black Americans seen in his late paintings and those of black artists like Jacob Lawrence – and from inspiring views of unspoiled country by Thomas Cole to the lonely cities of Edward Hopper. Learning about these artists, and others whose work we will see, helps build our picture of America.
Wendy Evans was raised among the museums of London, England, and holds an advanced degree from Oxford University. She has taught art history at Wayne State University and other institutions in Michigan, and is a long-time docent volunteer at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Wendy is known fondly for her British accent and crazy socks, and for the passion for art she loves to share with others in her richly illustrated presentations.