“Insider/Outsider” (November 1–December 15, 2019) spans the ongoing development of social realism, which established itself as a strong current in American visual art beginning with the Ashcan School in the first decade of the 20th century. A shock to many early viewers, social realist art ignored academic traditions and center-staged subjects culled from the working class, the underclass, immigrant enclaves, and the destitute, and it achieved its aims without idealization or sentimental gloss. “Insider/Outsider” follows this current into the 21st century with paintings, prints, and photographs of contemporary visions of looking at the overlooked to further social activism.
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Image: Edward Hopper (American, 1882–1967), “Night Shadows,” 1921, etching on wove Van Gelder Zonen paper, 6 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, Dr. Sandford B. Sternlieb (Class of 1946) and Esther Sternlieb Collection of American Art.