Art Traditions of the United States

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Printed maps and pictures were a feature in some colonial households as early as 1650 and were part of the everyday lives of many colonists by the end of the eighteenth century. This print depicts...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>The Boston Massacre</em> by Paul Revere II
A brief essay focusing on Richmond Barthé's The Boxer. Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>The Boxer</em> by Richmond Barthé
A brief essay focusing on Romare Bearden's The Return of Odysseus (Homage to Pintoricchio and Benin). Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>The Return of Odysseus (Homage to Pintoricchio and Benin)</em> by Romare Bearden
A brief essay focusing on Henry Ossawa Tanner and his work entitled The Two Disciples at the Tomb. Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>The Two Disciples at the Tomb</em> by Henry Ossawa Tanner
A brief essay focusing on Hale Woodruff and his painting Twilight. Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Twilight</em> by Hale Woodruff
Houses, skyscrapers, building ornament, even city plans start with a pencil in the hand of an architect. One of the most famous city plans ever conceived, the Plan of Chicago, published in 1909,...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>View of Chicago from Jackson Park to Grant Park, 1907, plate 49 from the Plan of Chicago, 1909</em>
Genre painting, or scenes of everyday life, came into prominence during the presidency of Andrew Jackson (1829–37) as an expression of popular taste. In Walking the Line, William Sidney...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Walking the Line</em> by William Sidney Mount
As the frontier moved westward and industrialization began to change the character of the landscape, Americans increasingly turned to photographs as a means of celebrating technology as well as of...
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Yosemite</em> by Carleton Watkins
This striking quilt was made with pieces of fabric called "top sheets" used to line cigar and tobacco boxes. These top sheets include 108 colorful designs and pictures, including flags from around...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Bedcover Made from Cigar or Tobacco Rectangles Known as "Top Sheets"</em> by Theresa Zett Smith
This landscape painting portrays a uniquely American scene: The sugar maples with their red autumn leaves, two Native Americans gazing in reverence, and the powerful falls, one of the world's natural...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Distant View of Niagara Falls</em> by Thomas Cole
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