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School's Out

@ Smithsonian American Art Museum


Crite thought of himself as an artist-reporter whose assignment was to capture the daily lives of ordinary people. His skill as an acute observer of American life is apparent in School's Out, which shows dozens of children leaving the annex of Everett elementary school in Boston's South End at a time when boys and girls were taught separately. Although Crite acknowledged that School's Out may reflect a romanticized view, it also presents a universal statement about community, stability, and the bonds of family life.African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond, 2012
Oil On Canvas
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