School's Out

  • Allan Rohan Crite, School's Out, 1936, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from General Services Administration, 1971.447.18

Exhibition Label

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

Title
School's Out
Artists
Date
1936
On View
Dimensions
30 1/4 x 36 1/8 in. (76.9 x 91.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from General Services Administration

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – African-American
  • Figure group – female
  • Cityscape – street
  • New Deal – Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project – Massachusetts
  • Architecture Exterior – education
  • Architecture Exterior – domestic – apartment
Object Number
1971.447.18
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