Men of the Docks 2018

George Bellows

With its radical urban subject matter and its lyrical palate of wintry hues, Men of the Docks, 1912, became the first painting by George Bellows acquired for a UK public collection when it was purchased by the National Gallery in 2013. Just a year later, his Nude, Miss Bentham was purchased for our gallery by the Henry Barber Trust – and the two paintings will hang here side by side this season.

The leading artist of New York’s early 20th-century ‘Ashcan School’, Bellows documented an important phase in the social history of New York City – a theme explored in an exciting programme of events accompanying the display and based on new research by the University’s Dr John Fagg and students from the University’s American and Canadian Studies Centre.

Header Image: George Bellows, ‘Men of the Docks’ (Detail), 1912 © The National Gallery, London

23 March - 9 September 2018

Blue Gallery

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Symposium

STEVEDORES AND TENEMENTS

The New York of Bellows and Sloan

Wednesday 13 June, 1 – 4pm

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Music Evening

STEAMSHIPS AND SHANTIES

Singing and Seeing the Port of New York

Wednesday 16 May, 5.30 – 7.30pm

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Adult Painting Course

POST-INDUSTRIAL SCENES

Saturdays 16, 23 and 30 June, 11am – 4pm

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Gallery Talk

INTRODUCTION TO ‘MEN OF THE DOCKS’

Dr John Fagg, Lecturer, Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham

Tuesday 15 May, 11.30am & 1.15pm

Free, no booking required

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