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Peer into the Past with the Satirical Illustrations of Mary Petty

Discover the breathtaking work of American illustrator Mary Petty now on display at the Huntsville Museum of Art! This comprehensive look at this satirical and captivating creator brings her signature style to the gallery walls for visitors to enjoy.

Mary Petty began her career with The New Yorker magazine in 1927. During the 1930s the artist became more and more preoccupied with the upper class society who inhabited the brownstones and mansions of the Upper East Side of New York. The lifestyle and attitudes of wealthy, old money and Victorian-style society became the grist for Petty’s keen observations. Her satire, nearly always on target, was of a gentle variety that poked fun at human frailties and never seemed mean spirited. Her work is a treasure to behold, and illustrates a unique side of the last century for audiences to revisit through her pieces. Come see her 30 original watercolors dating from the early 1940s through the mid-1960s, which became iconic New Yorker magazine covers, now viewable at the Huntsville Museum of Art!

At Presbyterian Towers Apartments in Decatur, Alabama, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Tuesday!

Event Time/Date:
Tuesday, May 1, 2018—11:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Huntsville Museum of Art
300 Church St Southwest
Huntsville, Alabama 35801

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