"Alice Neel: People Come First" - a virtual tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Saturday, April 17, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)
Join us for this virtual, interactive 1-hour retrospective of Alice Neel (1900-1984), arguably one of the twentieth century's most radical painters, conducted by a MMOA tour guide. The nearly one hundred paintings, drawings and watercolors in the exhibition attest to her lifelong concern with social justice and humanist principles which inspired her life as well as her art.
New York City, Neel's home for the greater part of her life, serves as a backdrop for her subjects and themes, ranging from anti-fascism, anti-racism, poverty in the Great Depression personalized in portraits of her Spanish Harlem neighbors, to queer artists and performers. The exhibition also features Neels' erotic watercolors and pastels from the 1930's, her paintings exploring motherhood and those of nude figures, sometimes visibly pregnant or aged, both candid and irreverent, with claims to lack of precendence in the history of Western art.
MMOA took Neel's declamation in 1950, concerning her attitude and purpose towards life and her art, "I have tried to assert the dignity and eternal importance of the human being," to embody the spirit of the exhibition.
Topic: "Alice Neel: People Come First"
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET)
Limit: 40 participants
Cost: Members $6 and Non-members $9
You must be registered before 10:00 am on Saturday, April 17 to join the event.
The Zoom link and password details will be shared by 5:00 pm on the day prior to the event and again, a few hours prior to the event.