Mark Cole Associate Curator of American Painting and Sculpture
Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954)
tempera on Masonite, Framed: 107.3 x 86.4 x 4.5 cm (42 3/16 x 34 x 1 3/4 in.); Unframed: 90.8 x 70.5 cm (35 11/16 x 27 3/4 in.). Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 2006.137
Movie theaters are places where people from different walks of life can cross paths. Marsh's painting highlights this by presenting a working-class woman, who grasps a satchel of files from her office job, standing near a wealthier woman adorned in furs.
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