Icons of 20th Century American Art


"Imagining America" features archival interviews with artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Willem de Kooning, Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquait, and new interviews with artists and art historians including Ed Ruscha, Wanda Corn, Jonathan Fineberg and Grace Hartigan.

By examining the lives and work of some of these seminal artists, Imagining America illuminates the evolution of 20th-century American art, from pictorial explorations of our vast natural and industrial landscapes, to abstract depictions of our collective psyches, to complex explorations of lives lived in a noisy barrage of visual, aural, technical and cultural data. It traces how art, over the course of the century, provided a place in which to re-imagine America, to visualize what we were and what we felt about our country, our society and ourselves. (2 hours)


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