The first half of the 20th century was sort of a long time ago. The Bruce Museum's new exhibit Getting Real in Early 20th Century Art opens this Saturday, and it portrays everyday scenes from the era in the form of lithographs, etchings and other prints, documenting the years between 1905 and 1967 (a bit of stretch for "early" 20th century, but OK). This range covers events like World War I, the Great Depression, the New Deal and World War II, and will offer glimpses of daily life like the bustle of urban streets, then-modern modes of transportation, rural images and more. Nine American artists who are no longer living will be featured, including George Bellows, John Sloan, Benton Murdoch Spruance and Stow Wengenroth.
Getting Real in Early 20th Century
Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. (203) 869-0376. Through Dec. 1. Free. brucemuseum.org