In this scene from the Great Depression, a street vendor selling melons, pears, and other fruit contends with a dissatisfied customer.
By Jeff Katzin, Curatorial Fellow When I let my mind drift towards broad questions about art, the issues are usually subjective: What makes a work of art beautiful? How can we balance awareness of artistic tradition with a true openness to new ideas? How can artists best communicate truths that are deeply personal? Questions like these are nuanced and exciting, but on occasion it’s a nice change of pace to delve into more objective issues; classic journalistic questions like who, what, when, and where. My