Classroom or Home Activity: Realism and Idealism—Art and Literature
Discussion questions and activity ideas to be used with the following works of art: Distant View of Niagara Falls; Yosemite; Roof, Summer Night; Tanks #2; Miner Joe; Nighthawks; and Night life. Students will explore concepts of realism (or naturalism) and idealism (or romanticism) in the art and literature of 19th- and 20th-century America.

American Art and Culture: Curriculum Resource Guide