Instructor: Debbie West
Too often, Americans are unfamiliar with the great artistic legacy of their own country. Many study the great artists of Europe, but neglect the remarkable paintings of our own national tradition, including, among others, Winslow Homer, Thomas Cole, Gilbert Stuart, J.M. Whistler, and artists of the Hudson River school. Discover what is uniquely “American” about American art. This course is crucial to fully understanding the story of our great nation. The course will be partly DVD with specially designed Power Point presentations that investigate American art’s historical heritage, as well as some contemporary topics.