Friday, March 9, 2012

A “new” work by Grant Wood?

An interesting article came to my attention this week by art historian Henry Adams, where he makes the case for a “new” work by Grant Wood. The controversy lies in a piece titled “Landscape with a River and Hills”. Though not previously included in Wood’s repertoire, this work is thought by several art historians to indeed be by Grant Wood… perhaps an unfinished piece of his. Though the piece includes many elements that are often utilized in other works by Wood, the work is rougher than his other, more detailed pieces (which is why it is thought to be unfinished).

You can see the work and read the case for the painting by Henry Adams and come to your own conclusion!

Also, make sure to add the “Making Piece” Book Launch Party to your calendars!

Join author Beth Howard on Saturday, March 31 from 2:00-3:00pm for the launch of her new book "Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Pie". When journalist Beth Howard’s young husband dies suddenly, she packs up the RV he left behind and hits the American highways. At every stop along the way—be it shooting a pie documentary or handing out free slices on the streets of Los Angeles, Beth uses pie as a way to reach out and find purpose. Ultimately, Howard returns to her Iowa roots and creates the perfect synergy between two of America’s biggest icons—pie and the American Gothic House, the little white farmhouse immortalized in Grant Wood’s famous painting, where she now lives.

Come by to meet with Beth and have a slice of pie and coffee. Books will be available for purchase and Beth will be available for signing.

Upcoming events:

March 17, 1pm-4pm: Spring Cleaning Sale

10% off all non-consignment items and 50% off select items!

March 31, 2pm-3pm: “Making Piece” Book Launch Party

April 14: Grant Wood Bus Trip

June 8-10: American Gothic Days

Art Contest

5K Run/Walk

Bike Ride

Holly Berg

American Gothic House Center

1 comment:

  1. Reading "Making Piece" now. It's how I found out the American Gothic House really exists and ended up here. Great book!