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Eleven modules each explore works of art that reflect the richness and diversity of the people, places, and cultures of the United States. 

Uncovering America

Eight units each explore a different theme in Italian Renaissance art.

Italian Renaissance

This multifaceted look at French art and culture explores most of the 19th century's major stylistic trends and artists.

Picturing France

A background on the founding of the Dutch Republic and how art came to occupy an important place in the lives of its people. 

Dutch Golden Age

Explore Islamic art and culture, from its beginnings in the 7th century up to the 18th century.

Islamic Art

Explore the visual narratives and abstractions in the work of this preeminent African American artist.

Art of Romare Bearden

Units on Greco-Roman Origin Myths, Heroes & Heroines, Art & Ecology, and 19th-Century America in Art & Literature


Explore painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from Italy and Northern Europe made between the 14th and 16th centuries. 

European Renaissance

Trace the development of artistic styles from 1900 to 1940, examining fauvism, cubism, futurism, expressionism, surrealism, and more. 

Early Modernism

Explore American painting from the colonial period to the early 20th century.

American Painting

Explore paintings by 17 artists whose works demonstrate creative vitality in the artists' old age. 

Late Works by Masters

This family-oriented resource brings together in one lively, activity-packed book a selection of 40 art features.

An Eye for Art

Explore Greek and Roman mythology as a source for themes in art from the Renaissance to the 20th century. 

Classical Mythology

Explore artistic movements of the late 20th century, including abstract expressionism, pop art, minimalism, conceptualism, postmodernism and more. 

Art Since 1950

The Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Regiment commemorates the first African American infantry unit from the North to fight for the Union during the Civil War. 

Shaw Memorial

Trace changing attitudes toward landscape painting from the Renaissance to the 20th century. 

Landscape Paintings

Explore the rich artistic heritage of France illustrated in works spanning three centuries.

French Painting

Follow Van Gogh's career from his early artistic efforts in Holland and breakthrough work in Paris to the signature paintings he produced in the south of France.

Vincent Van Gogh

The Index of American Design consists of approximately 18,000 watercolor renderings of American decorative art objects from the colonial period through the 19th century. 

Index of American Design

Trace the development of Whistler's style and techniques over the course of his career. 

Whistler: The Etchings

An overview of the art nouveau movement, including significant examples of works of art in a variety of media. 

Art Nouveau

Explore two centuries of art and culture in the city now known as Tokyo, looking at ceramics, screens, textiles, prints, paintings, and armor. 

Edo Art in Japan

Explore Die Brücke, an early 20th-century movement dedicated to revitalizing German art with freedom and authenticity of expression.

German Expressionist Prints

Explore early Chinese culture, art, and archaeology. 

Chinese Archaeology

Explore the achievements of classical Greece and the cultural and historical context for renowned fifth-century sculptures.

Greek Miracle