Art Traditions of the United States

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Charles Wilbert White depicted the dignity of rural labor with two powerful figures. The contours of scythe, hat brims, and forearms echo the curves of the horizon and clouds, portraying these...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Harvest Talk</em> by Charles White
To render this haunting portrait, Albright used a precise painting technique that encourages viewers to look at all the details that convey Ida's persona, such as clothing, accessories, and setting....
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Into the World There Came A Soul Called Ida</em> by Ivan Albright
In this work we see a lively crowd skating on a frozen pond in Central Park. George Wesley Bellows skillfully contrasted the background of the composition, an expanse of blue-gray hills and trees,...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Love of Winter</em> by George Wesley Bellows
In Many Mansions, our eyes are first drawn to the sign above the colorful flower garden, announcing the eight towers of Chicago 's Stateway Gardens projects seen in the distance. Kerry James...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Many Mansions</em> by Kerry James Marshall
Celebrating the joys of family ties, this composition by Doris Lee shows a bustling group of women and children preparing the annual feast in a traditional rural kitchen. This teaching packet...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Thanksgiving</em> by Doris Lee
In The Herring Net (1885), Winslow Homer captures the conflict between man and nature in his depiction of two fishermen hauling in a herring net amidst a stormy and powerful seascape. This...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>The Herring Net</em> by Winslow Homer
Looming in the center of Peter Blume's painting is a monumental rock, fractured yet enduring, a powerful symbol of humanity's tenacity and capacity to survive. Men and women struggle to go on living...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>The Rock</em> by Peter Blume
Walter Ellison portrayed a train station in his native Georgia and commented on the racial climate in the United States in the 1930s. White Southerners board trains for vacation destinations, while...
Artwork Resource Packet: <em>Train Station</em> by Walter Ellison
Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Classroom Actiivty: <em>Hero Construction</em> by Richard Hunt
Introduce your students to 19th- and 20th-century African American art in the Art Institute's collection from works by Henry Ossawa Tanner to Kerry James Marshall's mural-sized paintings. This manual...
Teacher Manual: African American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago
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