Brilliant piece from Grant Snider — history teachers, this should be a poster in your classroom, no? Art teachers?
In the course of a junior-level, high school U.S. history class, students should experience each of these works, and many others. This is one whimsical way to work with serious and uplifting material, no?
Mr. Snider has a short essay — inspiring — and the information on each of the works he portrays, at the Modern Art site (I’ve added links below, here).
Since that formative vacation, the art museum is always one my of first stops in visiting a new city. In the comic above, I’ve curated my ideal collection of 20th-century American art. Here’s a list of works in order of appearance:
What are your favorite American art works, and what do they portray or demonstrate that you like?
- Art Talk: Edward Hopper’s Drawings Are… Boring (wnyc.org)
- Years in the making, greatly expanded Colby Art Museum readies for public viewing (bangordailynews.com)
- National Medal of Arts Award for Ellsworth Kelly (galleristny.com)
- 30 Americans on Display at Milwaukee Art Museum (themilwaukeedrum.com)