Although born in Kansas, famed Regionalist John Steuart Curry came to Madison in 1936 as the first artist-in-residence at any US university. He spent 10 very productive years in the city, welcomed by a state and a university that was progressive in both social policy and practice. This is the first-ever exhibition to focus on Curry’s years in Wisconsin and will reveal his love of Wisconsin, engagement with the academic and non-academic communities, and dedication to integrating art into the lives of ordinary citizens.
Thursday, July 10 | 6:30
Curry, Benton, and Wood: At Home in the Heartland, Graeme Reid, MOWA Director of Collections | Exhibitions explains how these three artists defined the Midwest—and America.
Thursday, July 24 | 6:30
Curry and Chemistry: UW-Madison on the Cutting Edge of Art and Science, David L. Nelson, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry, UW-Madison
Thursday, July 31 | 6:30
The Wisconsin Idea, David L. Nelson, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry, UW-Madison discusses the unique collaboration between academics and society that led to the development of the “Wisconsin Idea” in the early twentieth century.
Buy the Book
Renegade Regionalists: The Modern Independence of Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, and John Steuart Curry by James M. Dennis. Available in the MOWA Shop.
Guided Exhibition Tours
Members at the Three + and Friends of Wisconsin Art levels are invited to enjoy a guided tour of At Home in Wisconsin. To reserve your space for one of the following tour times, contact Liz at email@example.com or 262.247.2271.
Thursday, July 31 | 5:30
Thursday, August 7 | 11:30
Saturday, August 23 | 2:00