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Grant Wood

Regional Unreal

Grant Wood created an art of populist appeal, which, when probed for its underlying content, reveals troubling tensions and endless ambiguities.

Grant Wood in Iowa, At Auction

In 1939, Grant Wood unwittingly caused a scandal with his lithograph Sultry Night, an image of a naked farmhand cooling himself at a trough. When Associated American Artists attempted to market the…

Seeing Queerly

"Hide/Seek," currently at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., explores a century's worth of profound changes in the representation of gay identity.