Exhibition Gallery 

John Steuart Curry: At Home in Wisconsin On View Through September 14, 2014
Image for John Steuart Curry: At Home in WisconsinJohn Steuart Curry, Wisconsin Farm Scene, Oil on canvas, 1941. Gift of First National Bank and First Wisconsin Corporation, Lent by the Chazen Museum of Art, UW-Madison


Image for John Steuart Curry: At Home in WisconsinJohn Steuart Curry, View of Madison, Oil on panel, 1937. Lent by Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, Nebraska


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.

Related Programs

Exhibition Presentations
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, Gwen Drury, Independent Wisconsin historian 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 lknopke@wisconsinart.org or 262.247.2271.
Thursday, July 31 | 5:30
Thursday, August 7 | 11:30
Saturday, August 23 | 2:00