John Steuart Curry: Weathering the Storm

John Steuart Curry: Weathering the Storm | May 23 – September 2

The Muskegon Museum of Art is proud to present John Steuart Curry: Weathering the Storm, a showcase reunion of Curry’s most iconic masterpieces as new research reveals a fresh perspective into the life and art of one of America’s most influential artists. This exhibition will bring together Curry’s masterworks under one roof for the first time in over two decades.

“Tornado Over Kansas”, John Steuart Curry

John Steuart Curry: Weathering the Storm highlights the artwork that visually defined the Midwest and tells the captivating and tragic story behind the work and life of John Steuart Curry. His paintings, which depict picturesque rural landscapes, communal gatherings, and most famously, the devastating natural disasters that impacted the Midwest, influenced the national perception of life in the region through popular culture and media in the late 1920’s.

Iconic paintings, such as “Tornado Over Kansas” and “Baptism in Kansas”, will be featured in the exhibition alongside other notable works loaned from The Cincinnati Art Museum, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The Saint Louis Art Museum, The Sheldon Museum of Art, The Syracuse University Art Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and Kiechel Fine Art.

For this exhibition, the Muskegon Museum of Art partnered with independent scholar and curator Patricia Junker, whose new research and insight into Curry challenges the conventional understanding of Curry and reveals the deeply personal, and emotionally tragic inspiration behind his breakthrough paintings.

Exhibition Dates: May 23 – September 2

John Steuart Curry: Weathering the Storm is presented by Mike & Kay Ohtoff.



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