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Imagining America: Icons of 20th-Century American Art
Posted: November 10th, 2008

This two-hour art program presents some of the most important American artists and art in the context of the cultural and social transformations that defined the identity and nature of America in the 20th century. Each section of the film examines one of three basic questions: How do American artists represent the world around us? How do American artists represent themselves? How do American artists help us understand how mass media has transformed our sense of self and society? Through the work, ideas and lives of more than 50 leading artists and scholars, these questions stimulate the viewer to think about what makes us distinctly American.

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SundayArts is made possible in part by First Republic Bank and by the Rubin Museum of Art. Funding for SundayArts is also made possible by Rosalind P. Walter, The Paul and Irma Milstein Foundation, The Philip & Janice Levin Foundation, Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown, Jody and John Arnhold, and The Lemberg Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding provided by members of THIRTEEN.
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