Interpretive Resource

Essay: American History and Its Art After World War II

Essay: American History and Its Art After World War II

Excerpted from the American Art teacher Manual, this essay provides a brief overview of art after World War II. Artwork information is provided for four contemporary works in the Art Institute's collection.

20th century, American, contemporary, installation, portraits
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Education

Fine Arts
Elementary, High School, Middle School
Art from Many Places, Art Traditions of the United States, Contemporary Art and Design, Learning about America through Art

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