Exhibition at Akron Art Museum examines how artists employed real and surreal …

AKRON, OH.- The Akron Art Museum presents Real/Surreal, an exhibition that examines how artists employed what have long been considered two distinctly separate approaches to art—Realism and Surrealism—in the years leading up to World War II. More than 60 outstanding paintings, drawings, prints and photographs drawn from the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art demonstrate how artists responded to the social and political upheaval of the 1920s, 30s and 40s by treating reality as a subjective state of mind rather than as an unalterable truth.

From the 1920s through the 1950s, many American artists backed away from abstract European modernist styles in favor of creating artworks that were distinctively American. During these years, they were introduced to

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