Forward

Forward
Jacob Lawrence, American, 1967
(tempera on Masonite panel)
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Wars often divide communities. Let’s meet a brave American heroine who lived to see a devastating war that would divide the United States and pit citizen against citizen. Do you know what this war between the North and South is called? It is called the American Civil War (1861-1865). Continue reading

Egyptian Boat

Model of a Boat
Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, circa 1985-1650 BCE
(wood with gesso, paint, and twine)
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

We’re off to ancient Egypt to learn about the mighty force of a river and meet the men and women who learned to tame her. Continue reading

Eagle Cliff

Eagle Cliff, Franconia Notch, New Hampshire
Jasper Francis Cropsey, American, 1858
(oil on canvas)
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Long ago, families lived in the wilderness and struggled to adapt to their environment. Continue reading

Battle of Lexington

First News of the Battle of Lexington
William Tylee Ranney, American, 1847
(oil on canvas)
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

American patriots might have seen a scene similar to this one on their way to Boston to fight for independence with their fellow men at the start of the American War of Independence (1775-1783). Continue reading

American Landscape

American Landscape with Revolutionary Heroes
Roger Brown, American, 1983
(oil on canvas)
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Every community has leaders who make a difference. Let’s see a work of art of six leaders of the American War of Independence (1775-1783) and Founding Fathers of the United States of America. Continue reading

Three Trees, Two Clouds

Three Trees, Two Clouds
John Beerman, American, 1990
(oil on linen)
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

In the past, mankind could only react to Mother Nature. Today we use science to try and predict Mother Nature. Let’s make a prediction. Let’s forecast the weather and find the perfect spot to spread out our picnic blanket! Continue reading

Blue Dancer

Blue Dancer
Alexander Archipenko, Ukrainian, m. 1913-18, cast after 1961
(bronze with blue patina, marble base)
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Do you want to learn why the Blue Dancer is blue? Do want to learn something about the artist who made her? Continue reading