12/27/1995 - 02/25/1996

Art Museum of South Texas

The exhibition title was a play on words and examined the impact and significance of American scene painting.  Based upon a realistic portrayal of American land and its people, American scene painting is a particular kind of figurative art. The movement had its greatest impact beginning in the 1920’s and continuing through the 1930s and 40s. The exhibition illustrated how Americans saw themselves as having a distinct culture and value system separate and independent from fascist-torn Europe of the time. Dong Kingman, Thomas Hart Benton, Isabel Bishop, John Steuart Curry, and Edward Hopper included in the Sheldon Art Gallery collection on loan to AMST for this exhibition.