Location Country: United States





John Sloan, Movies, 1913, oil on canvas, 50.3 x 61 cm (Toledo Museum of Art)
When movies were new and lights transformed the darkened city streets.

John Sloan, Movies






Marisol Escobar, The Party, 1965-66, fifteen freestanding, life-size figures and three wall panels, with painted and carved wood, mirrors, plastic, television set, clothes, shoes, glasses, and other accessories, variable dimensions (Toledo Museum of Art, © artist’s estate)
At this party, everyone has the same face and seems profoundly alone.

Marisol, The Party




Aaron Douglas, Aspiration, 1936, oil on canvas, 152.4 x 152.4 cm (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)
Aspiration was one of only two panels to survive the Texas Centennial where it pointed to a future that transcended the racism of the day.

Aaron Douglas, Aspiration