Terra Foundation-supported Events

Exhibition/Collection Loan: Bellows and the Body: The Real, The Ideal and the Nude

From the collection of the Terra Collection for American Art,  Nude Girl, Miss Leslie Hall by George Bellows is exhibited in Bellows and the Body: The Real, The Ideal and the Nude.  Organized by the Barber Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham, this exhibition focuses on the treatment of the human figure by artist George Bellows and his contemporaries. Bellows was a member of the “Ashcan School” group of painters in New York, a group who painted street life, prostitutes, and wrestlers, carving out their lives among the tenements and sidewalks of the city. The exhibit explores how style and subject matter demonstrated awareness of class and a commitment to social realism. Looking through the lens of the nude, the show opens up new and unexpected insights into the Ashcan school’s practice and preoccupations in the early 20th century.  In conjunction with the exhibition, a one day symposium is organized by the University of Birmingham, November 4, 2016.

This exhibition is on view at the  Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, October 22, 2016–January 22, 2017.

For more information, please visit: http://barber.org.uk/bellows-and-the-body/

George Bellows, Nude Girl, Miss Leslie Hall, 1909, oil on canvas, 60 x 42 in. (152.4 x 106.7 cm), Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Art Acquisition Endowment Fund, 1999.5