University Museums

Title: Farm Yard
Name: Painting
Date: 1934
Medium: Oil on canvas
Country/Culture: American
Dimensions: 29 1/2 x 35 1/2 in. (74.9 x 90.2 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: Purchased by Iowa State College from Grant Wood's federal Public Works of Art Projects Studio. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: UM84.44
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From "Subject to Change" exhibit:
Fisher Orr (American, 1885-1974)
Farm Yard, 1934
Oil on canvas
Purchased by Iowa State College from Grant Wood's federal Public Works of Art Projects Studio. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
U84.44

A modest farm that needs some repair and a single cow standing in the pasture forecast the coming of spring-a time of hope and renewal. Painted in the depths of the Great Depression, the painting provides a sense of hope for a better future.