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Thursday, November 14

Hiding in Plain Sight: Decoding the Homoerotic Imagery of Grant Wood

Illustrated Lecture
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Mahaney Center for the Arts, Room 221

James Maroney, American Art dealer and former Head of the American Painting Departments at both Sotheby’s and Christie’s, New York

James Maroney, American Art dealer and former Head of the American Painting Departments at both Sotheby’s and Christie’s, New York, discusses Grant Wood (1891–1942), universally regarded as a champion of upright Midwestern values, redefining him as a “timid, deeply closeted homosexual.” Sponsored by the Department of History of Art and Architecture, the Department of American Studies, the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, MOQA, the Director of the Arts, and the Middlebury College Museum of Art.