33 | Americana the Beautiful

33 | Americana the Beautiful

A listener request - what is Americana? I was surprised to learn that I didn’t know much about the movement myself. This episode looks at the history and themes of the style and how it came to define a nation. We touch on the period of the 1920s - 1940s to explain how this developed and which artists had an opinion as to what should define “American.”

Cover image - Charles Sheeler, Stacks in Celebration, 1954, oil on canvas


New York in the 1920s

Radiator Building–Night, New York by Georgia O'Keeffe, 1927

1930s Regionalism


How Americana evolved in the 1940s-1950s



34 | Creating a Successful For-Profit Gallery

34 | Creating a Successful For-Profit Gallery

32 | Blockbuster Exhibits

32 | Blockbuster Exhibits