Join us for the release of John J. Curley's new book, Global Art of the Cold War

Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Overlook Gallery

Through a careful examination of artworks drawn from America, Europe, Russia, and Asia, Curley explores the nature of art and politics during the Cold War. The book dismantles the usual narrative of American abstract painting versus Soviet Socialist Realism. It reveals a much more nuanced, contradictory, and ambivalent picture of art making, in which the objects themselves–like spies–dissembled, housed, and managed ideological differences. 

There will be a talk by the author at 7:00 pm, followed by a Q&A and a book signing. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. 

John J. Curley is Associate Professor of Art History at Wake Forest University. He has published widely on European and American modernism in art and is the author of A Conspiracy of Images: Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and the Art of the Cold War.