Gilbert Interviewed for Grant Wood Article in the Iowan

Gregory Gilbert (Art and Art History) was interviewed and quoted for an article on the artist Grant Wood in the March/April 2016 issue of The Iowan magazine. The article is titled “Iowan Icon: Grant Wood” and examines the art historical and cultural reassessment of Wood, who was a major Midwestern Regionalist artist of the 1930s.

In April 2014, Gilbert presented the paper “Federal Art in the Midwest in the 1930s and the Meeting of Rural and Urban Cultures: A Challenge to Grant Wood’s ‘Revolt Against the City'” at the Grant Wood Symposium at the University of Iowa. His paper will be in the forthcoming anthology Rediscovering the American Midwest: How Modernism Met Midwestern Culture, which will be published by Hastings College Press.