Sandwiched In

SANDWICHED IN: George Bellows. An important member of the group of early 20th century American artists known as the Ashcan School, George Bellows is best known today for his dynamic paintings of boxing matches. In a career cut short by his early death at age 42, Bellows produced a prodigious amount of work on a great variety of other subjects including the tenements and working poor of his adopted city New York, excavations for the building of Penn Station, polo and tennis matches at wealthy resorts, seascapes of Maine, and moving images of the horrors of World War I. This illustrated talk with Met docent Vivian Gordon will offer a preview of the major retrospective of Bellows’ career that is currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 12:10 p.m.