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Title: " Age of Anxiety, The "
The United States entered the 1960s as a rich, powerful and confident nation, but by the end of the decade the dreams were shattered. The conflict of Vietnam divided the country as it had not been divided since the Civil War. America's Age of Anxiety had begun. The development of the last great "ism" of American art, Minimalism, is traced. It is suggested that Ronald Reagan's economic policies created the art market boom of the 1980s with inflated prices and inflated egos. For art critic Robert Hughes, the decade was "a low, dishonest time for much American art." As the program comes to a close, the current state of American art is considered.
Production Date: 1997
Length: 60 minutes
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Series Title: AMERICAN VISIONS