Grant Wood’s Studio: Birthplace of American Gothic developed as an immersive environment exploring the significance 5 Turner Alley as a critical and inspirational tool for Wood’s handiworks, works on paper, and paintings, specifically his masterpiece, American Gothic (1930). Audiences will interact with architectural elements of the studio juxtaposed with his works of art allowing the audience to draw their own conclusions as to what specifically influenced a specific piece.
His studio “was filled with design elements, forms, and motifs, theatrical effects, and European details that appealed to Wood personally”. Wood discovered “that using the most common and familiar materials and the most common and familiar materials and and the most natural and instinctive methods could result in a masterful creation” of 5 Turner Alley.
- Milosch, Grant Wood’s Studio: A Decorative Adventure