Monthly Archives: May 2011

Picturing America Review: National Endowment for the Humanities 2010 – 2011

Great art speaks powerfully, inspires fresh thinking, and connects us to our past. This year we studied art that reflected America’s story.  The various artists’ stories were also an insight into our American culture and history. The themes that we … Continue reading

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Norman Rockwell: Freedom of Speech, The Saturday Evening Post, c. 1943

Norman Percevel Rockwellwas a 20th-century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States, where Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post … Continue reading

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Dorothea Lange: Migrant Mother, c. 1936

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”  – Dorothea Lange Her photographs humanized the tragic consequences of the Great Depression and profoundly influenced the development of documentary photography. “I had to get my camera … Continue reading

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