Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Monday, July 22

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The Museum at the Art Institute has some pretty iconic work in its collection. Obviously. Few are more iconic, though, than Grant Wood's application of oil on beaverboard, the 75 year history of which professor Steven Biel has captured in his just-published American Gothic: A Life of America's Most Famous Painting. Get a preview of Biel's book on that symbol of simpler times in the latest Harvard Magazine or today's Slate.

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