Poster of Grant Wood’s ‘Midnight Ride of Paul Revere’ to be distributed to schools and libraries nationwide May 2, 2008Posted by John in Art, Children, Education.
Tags: American Library Association, Grant Wood, K-12 Schools, Libraries, Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Endowment for the Humanities, paintings, The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
From New York Daily News:
… thanks to a new schools program just announced by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
“Picturing America,” this project is called – 40 large posters, soon to be delivered to every one of New York’s 1,400 public schools, and, eventually, to every school and library in the country. American masterpieces all, vividly depicting great scenes from the nation’s storied past: Grant Wood’s “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere”; Emanuel Leutze’s “Washington Crossing the Delaware”; …
Description at Picturing America page:
Grant Wood (American, 1892–1942), The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, 1931, Oil on Masonite; H. 30, W. 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm): The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Arthur Hoppock Hearn Fund, 1950 (50.117) Photograph © 1988 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art © Estate of Grant Wood / Licensed by VAGA, New York.
More information about Eastern Iowa artist Grant Wood available from Encyclopedia Britannica.