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