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Tuesday, June 4, 10am – 4pm


Maurice Brazil Prendergast. Beach and Two Houses (detail), c. 1918. BF557. Public Domain.

$150; members $135

About the Class

American vanguard artists faced new challenges during the first half of the 20th century. Their works addressed the complexities of city life, mass immigration, commercialism, shifting identity politics, and America’s role on the world stage. This one-day workshop explores key artists and topics from one of the most prolific moments in our history, including Alfred Stieglitz’s advocacy for American modernism, Jacob Lawrence’s depictions of racial struggles during the Harlem Renaissance, and Edward Hopper’s images of urban solitude.

Capacity: 75


Matthew Palczynski

Palczynski is an art history lecturer, consultant, curator, and educator for academic, corporate, and nonprofit institutions. He regularly leads sessions on innovation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, teaches art history courses at Tyler School of Art and the Barnes, and presents lectures worldwide for Road Scholar.