We’ve all seen their faces, the couple who America has come to love in Grant Wood’s “American Gothic”. Through November 16, the painting is at the Cincinnati Art Museum on display with other works by Grant as well as additional artists from the Regionalist Movement in a warm and fascinating exhibition entitled “Conversations around American Gothic”. The couple posing in the painting is the artist’s sister and dentist and they are representing farmer and his daughter. The much parodied piece is often copied due to the ‘sour” expressions on their faces.
Now is a great time to take your family now to see the painting during its last two weeks in Cincinnati.
While at the Museum, your family can fill out a Scavenger Hunt (free prize if you finish!), check out the 80 plus galleries, grab a bite to eat and check out the fun items for kids for sale in the gift shop.
The Cincinnati Art Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago will collaborate in a historic partnership involving Grant Wood’s two masterpieces, American Gothic and Daughters of Revolution. For the first time, the iconic American Gothic will appear in Cincinnati alongside the Art Museum’s own Daughters of Revolution. Wood’s iconic paintings will be combined with other quintessential works by artists of the Regionalist Movement including John Steuart Curry’s Baptism in Kansas (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York) and Thomas Hart Benton’s Cradling Wheat (Saint Louis Art Museum). Visitors will be encouraged to compare these works, stimulating lively conversation about the definition of “realism” as an artistic style, small town and rural life, stereotypes, nationalism, and what it means to be an American.
$8 Adults; $5 Students with ID; FREE for children 12 and under
FREE for Art Museum Members (Individual Level Members receive one free ticket, Family Level Members and above receive tickets for their household)
Tickets can be purchased on the day of your visit at the Visitor Services desk in the Main Lobby or at the Dewitt Entrance.