Friends week: breakfast, curator introduction and private tour of ‘America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s’

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Friday 19 May 2017
8.30 — 10am

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America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s

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Friends private view

Photo by John Nassari

The art of 1930s America tells the story of a nation in flux. Artists responded to rapid social change and economic anxiety with some of the 20th century’s most powerful art – brought together now in this once-in-a-generation show.

These 45 truly iconic works paint an electrifying portrait of this transformative period. These are works that have rarely been seen together, by artists ranging from Jackson Pollock, Georgia O’Keeffe and Edward Hopper to Thomas Hart Benton, Philip Guston and more. Perhaps the most celebrated work of them all, Grant Wood’s iconic American Gothic (1930), has never left North American shores before.

Tickets include a light breakfast and an introduction to America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s by assistant curator Lucy Chiswell, before a private tour of the exhibition with art historian Graham Greenfield.

During Friends Week 2017, we open the doors of the Academicians’ Room for Friends to experience the RA’s exclusive private members’ club for artists and art lovers.

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Tickets to this event include a donation to support the redevelopment of the Royal Academy. Thank you for supporting the future of the Royal Academy by participating in this event.

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Friday 19 May 2017

8.30 — 10am

The Academicians' Room, The Keeper's House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

£60. Includes breakfast and tour.

Booking is now open to Friends of the RA.

Book now