Got Cow? Cattle in American Art, 1820–2000


50 pages; softcover; 8x10”


Got Cow? Cattle in American Art, 1820–2000 takes a lighthearted but serious approach to an animal that is a favorite subject for artists as well as an animal with immense popular appeal. Got Cow? explores the cow’s appearance in over 65 works of painting, photography, sculpture, and drawing. This exhibition shows the animal in simple domestic scenes from nineteenth-century genre and folk art to twentieth-century idealized visions of American agriculture, and then to today’s sometimes startling commentaries on the cow.

By Bartholomew F. Bland, Jean-Paul Maitinsky, Hudson River Museum.