Pageants in Paint Exhibition
Jul 27, 2007 – May 26, 2008
Minerva Teichert: Pageants in Paint, examines how the American mural and pageantry movement of the early 20th century influenced Teichert’s artistic production.
When she attended the Art Institute of Chicago and Art Students League of New York in the early 1900s, mural paintings and theatrical pageants were dynamic components of American popular culture.
Presenting forty-seven of her large-scale narrative murals, it explores how the artist’s personal dramatic flair contributed to the theatrical characteristics of her murals of religious and western subjects.
Some of the works in the exhibition come from private collections and have not been seen publicly for many years.