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Docent-led, Public tour of The Life & Art of Mary Petty

July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Huntsville Photographic Society: 2018 Members' Showcase OPENS

Docent-led, Public Tour of The Life and Art of Mary Petty
July 15 | 1-1:45 p.m.
Meet in the Main Lobby off of Church Street
Free to Museum members; Included in general admission for non-members
Learn more about the nostalgic works included in this exhibition during this informative public tour led by a trained Museum Docent.
American illustrator Mary Petty began her career with The New Yorker magazine in 1927. During the 1930s the artist became more and more preoccupied with the upper class society who inhabited the brownstones and mansions of the Upper East Side of New York. The lifestyle and attitudes of wealthy, old money Victorian style society became the grist for Petty’s keen observations. Her satire, nearly always on target, was of a gentle variety that poked fun at human frailties and never seemed mean spirited. Central to her imagery were the characters of Mrs. Peabody and her maid, Fay. Petty used these two characters to explain, in a humorous vein, the foibles of New York’s elite. This exhibition includes 30 original watercolors dating from the early 1940s through the mid-1960s, which became iconic New Yorker magazine covers. Organized by the Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY.

Details

Date:
July 15
Time:
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://hsvmuseum.org/eventcalendar/docent-led-public-tour-of-the-life-art-of-mary-petty/

Venue

Huntsville Museum of Art
300 Church St SW
Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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