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Teacher Manual: American Art

Teacher Manual: American Art

Works from the Art Institute of Chicago's comprehensive American collection found in this manual include colonial portraiture, sculpture, and landscape art that reflect the young nation in the early 19th century and examples of painting and decorative arts from the turn of the century that signal a new cultural maturity and aesthetic sophistication. Includes fourteen lesson plans provide strategies for using works in the manual to teach across curricula. (©2008)

18th century, 19th century, 20th century, American, decorative arts, furniture, landscapes, nature, painting, portraits, sculpture, still life


Elementary, High School, Middle School
Art from Many Places, Art Traditions of the United States, Clues from the Past, Learning about America through Art, Self / Family / Community

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