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American Landscape

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Social Studies +1 Age Level High School (16 to 18 years old)

Images of landscapes can tell you about how the artist views his or her nation in the moment. What does it value? What does it aspire to be? What are its strengths and limitations? 

Evaluate to what extent views of American Identity changed from 1800-1980.

The Subsiding of the Waters of the Deluge

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Woodland Glen

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Landscape at sunset

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Among the Sierra Nevada, California

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

National Museum of American History

Photograph of Spiral Jetty

Archives of American Art

Dover Plains, Dutchess County, New York

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Night Aerial View, Midtown Manhattan

National Museum of American History