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The Ashcan’s Joie de Vivre: Life, Leisure and Detroit | June 1st, 2017

  • 1 Jun 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Scarab Club


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Thursday, June 1, 2017
6 pm | Cocktails
7 pm | Dinner
8 pm | Lecture

Speaker: James Tottis

Philadelphia newspapermen William Glackens, George Luks, Everett Shinn, John Sloan and their artistic mentor, Robert Henri formed the core of the Ashcan School.  However, this so called “school” drew from a far more expansive group that embraced Henri’s thoughts on and approach to painting.  Thus, the Ashcan school was not an organized institution, yet a group of artists linked through a philosophy of shared ideas.  Henri advocated “a realism” inspiration by the immediate world.  He encouraged his students and followers to use as subjects the world as they found it, thus absorb “the great ideas native to his country”.  Among the subjects addressed were a multitude of pursuits celebrating the facets of life available to the citizenry of varied social strata. 

Green salad  with hard boiled egg, hearts of palm, grape tomato and red onion with red wine vinaigrette

Shrimp scampi or vegetarian Spanish paella

Toasted Rice Pilaf

Amaretto Cannoli

The Scarab Club is supported in part by awards from the Kresge Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and the National  Endowment for the Arts.

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