Abraham Lincoln bust, Saint Gaudens, Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

The Civil War in Art

The Civil War in Art: Teaching and Learning through Chicago Collections from the Terra Foundation for American Art is designed for teachers and students to learn about the Civil War and connect to the issues, events, and people of the era through works of art. Included is an image gallery, classroom projects, a glossary, and more...

B.F. Liezelt, engraver. View of Salem, ca. 1770-1780. Library of Congressp

Picturing Early America: People, Places, and Events 1770–1870

A resource developed from NEH Summer Institutes held at Salem State University exploring early American art and culture. The website assists teachers of American history, literature, art, geography, social studies, American studies, and other fields who wish to incorporate American art into their classrooms. It includes podcasts, unit plans, and print and electronic bibliographies.

Household Genius wearing a toga

Pompeii and the Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius

Use this feature to understand the lives of people in Southern Italy before, during, and after the famous eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE, as well as learn how it inspired Neoclassicism.

Contested Visions website main page image. Colonial painting

Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World

Contested Visions, funded in part by NEH and co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico, examines the significance of indigenous peoples within the artistic landscape of colonial Latin America. The exhibition offers a comparative view of the two principal viceroyalties of Spanish America—Mexico and Peru—from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s "Fallingwater"

Fallingwater—Frank Lloyd Wright’s Powerful Union of Architecture and Nature

Use Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece, "Fallingwater," to learn about 20th-century architecture and Wright's prolific career.

image from Slavery by Another Name

Slavery, the Crisis of the Union, the Civil War, and Reconstruction

This is an expansive multidisciplinary collection of EDSITEment resources on the antebellum and Civil War era of American history.

George Caleb Bingham's painting, "The County Election"

Voting in the Young Republic: George Caleb Bingham's "The County Election"

George Caleb Bingham's painting, "The County Election," highlights the growth of democracy in America as pioneers moved into the interior of the continent.

Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit

The subject of this exhibition is the career and life of the artist Henry O. Tanner (1859-1937). It covers his upbringing in Philadelphia, his success as an artist overseas, his faith, his contributions to modernism, and his artistic innovations.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

PAFA's museum is known for its collections of 19th- and 20th-century American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. Its archives house important materials for the study of American art history, museums, and art training.

Neoclassicism and America 1750–1900

Neoclassicism is an intellectual and artistic movement that shaped the thought, minds, and civic ideals of Americans for 150 years. These lessons and resources for college-level courses provide a fresh survey of American neoclassicism for students and a general audience.