Grandma Moses: Grandmother to the Nation

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Sugaring Off, 1945. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mrs. Stephen Clark. Collection of the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY.

Developed in thematic sections that connect Moses' work to America's transition from the Great Depression and World War II to prosperity and domesticity in the 1950s, the exhibition incorporates Moses' paintings with photographs, artifacts, and source material for her art.

This exhibition, curated by Karal Ann Marling, examines the immense popularity of Moses' work during the 1940s and 1950s. Topics include: Grandma and Regionalism, Women's Work, Grandma meets Norman Rockwell, Grandma Fights the Cold War, Grandma Products, Grandma as Celebrity, and Yesteryears. Placing her art in the context of transition from the Great Depression to World War II, as well as the prosperity and domesticity of the 1950s, will offer valuable perspectives often overlooked in traditional Grandma Moses exhibits.

Grandma Moses: Grandmother to the Nation was funded in part by: The Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent Federal grant-making agency, the New York Council for the Humanities a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and The National Endowment for the Arts. This exhibition was organized by The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York.