Art Historian to Discuss Grant Wood and ‘Gothic’

You’ve seen the painting. You’ve gawked at the statue. Now come hear the speaker.

Wanda Corn, a noted art historian, will discuss “The Three Lives of Grant Wood’s American Gothic” at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 in Hubbell Hall in Simpson College’s Kent Campus Center.

Corn’s appearance coincides with the temporary placement on campus of “God Bless America,” a 25-foot statue that depicts the famous couple from “American Gothic,” the Iowa native Wood’s most popular work.

Corn, a student of late-19th and early-20th-century American art and photography, is the author of, “Grant Wood’s American Gothic: Regionalist, Modernist, Internationalist.”

The event is free and open to the public. It is made possible through the support of Humanities Iowa, the James W. Hubbell Jr. and Helen H. Hubbell Foundation, and the Wonder of Words Festival.

For more information, call (515)-961-1528.

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