The Santa Barbara Museum of Art Art Matters Lecture series presents Ashes to Dust: American Art and the Dreadful Thirties with Justin Wolff, Professor of Art History, University of Maine.
This talk examines artworks representing two catastrophes unfolding during the 1930s in the United States: one actual (the Dust Bowl), the other hypothetical (the end of the world). It features paintings, prints, and photographs by several artists, but focuses on Arthur Rothstein’s haunting Dust Bowl photographs of Texas and Oklahoma (taken in the spring of 1936) and Rockwell Kent’s fantastical “End of the World” lithographs (published in Life magazine in 1937).
The event takes place via Zoom on Thursday, September 2 at 3PM. Tickets are free for students and can be found at tickets.sbma.net.
KCSB is a media supporter for this event.