We are the people: American engravings from the times of world wars

Exhibition May 23 − July 24, 2019
Despite the difficulties of the Great Depression, the American printing industry flourished in the 1930s. State aid programs have provided artists of all walks of life with new opportunities for collaboration and experimentation. Meanwhile, print clubs and art associations have made their work accessible to the general public.

People of all classes could see themselves in works of art that reflected their own lives: at work, in the game and at home. Explore these democratic works created by American artists for the American people.

Exhibition "We are people"is dedicated to two recent gifts of contemporary American engravings from Gersh and Fern Cohen to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.