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

Discover artworks that highlight the presence and experiences of Black communities across the Atlantic world, to consider the many and continuing legacies of the transatlantic slave trade. 

Five units with artist videos explore the basics of artistic media and provide inspiration for experimenting as a beginner artist.

Explore 15 artworks with your young children, read related children's books, and experiment with your own creations.

Each of these eight units explores a different theme in Italian Renaissance art.

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

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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.

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. 

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

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

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

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

Explore early Chinese culture, art, and archaeology. 

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