American Art 1908 – 1940 Learning Objectives
We have a world-class American Art museum in Wichita. Find works by the following artists in the collection during a live field trip:
The Ashcan Artists:
- John Sloan
- George Bellows
- Robert Henri
Social Protest Artists
- Edward Hopper
- Thomas Hart Benton
- John Steuart Curry
- Grant Wood
Pick your favorite work from one of the Ashcan artists and one of the Social Protest artists, and write a short essay on each one, explaining how the work best exemplifies the movement from which it springs.
Strickland, Carol. The Annotated Mona Lisa. Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 2007 . Print.
Gaunt, William. The Observer’s Book of Painting and Graphic Art. London, New York: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. 1976, Print.