Muscarelle Museum of Art

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA



Work and Progress


To accompany the special exhibition, Lifting the Rose-Colored Glasses: Three Social Realists, the Muscarelle Museum of Art at The College of William and Mary will present selections from the permanent collection that honor the strength and vitality of the working classes. Work and Progress will be featured in the Herman Graphics Study Room of the Muscarelle Museum of Art from January 22-March 19, 2000. (left: James Abbott McNeill Whistler, The Smiths Yard, lithograph)

This temporary, multi-national exhibition encompasses a variety of styles and pays homage to the endurance and vigor of manual laborers who are the fabric of any functioning society. The images display the quiet resilience and resolve of laborers whose day-to day existences have fascinated artists interested in social realism and in the preservation of a strong work ethic in society.

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