Midwest Realities: Regional Painting 1920-1950
April 13 - June 17, 1995

Promotional exhibition postcard featuring artwork of a man sitting at a table holding a cup

Midwest Realities: Regional Painting 1920-1950, organized by the Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center in Portsmouth, was on display at the Riffe Gallery from April 13 through June 17, 1995. The 39 paintings presented images that are the products of the American cultural, political and economic climate of the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s.

With the current interest in redefining and reassessing American culture, art produced by Midwestern painters between the end of World War I and the end of World War II is being viewed with increased interest. The paintings create a bridge to a wider culture, geography and history, and shed critical light on older Midwest American paintings.