The Whitney is closed, so we took a virtual field trip to this stunning moment in art history! Hosted by Ennis Carter, Social Impact Studios Director and Curator & Author of Posters for the People: Art of the WPA

Part 1

“When I was 16, I was an exchange student in Mexico City. So I got to see these murals first hand. And I’m pretty sure that they changed the way I understand art, what’s public, and how you can be changed in an instant when you see something of beauty that speaks to you personally.”

Ennis Carter

Part 2

“All this time, I assumed that the WPA Poster artists were influenced by European and Russian Social Realist art. Looking at the work of Los Tres Grandes, the direct line of influence is so clear. It’s really mindblowing and completely changes how I think about the iconic style of the WPA.”

Ennis Carter

Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art 1925 – 1945.

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