American Genre Painting

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Amon Carter Online Projects

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Draws on contemporary literature, popular culture, news, and census reports. Shows that American genre painting was not a simple recording of an edenic American democracy but a type of representation, infused with ambiguities of class and illustrating complex relationships of race, gender, and age. (High School ((-12); College/Adult)

TRC audience: 
College/Adult
High School (9-12)
TRC subject: 
18th Century and Earlier
19th Century (1800-1865)
19th Century (1866-1899)
20th Century (1900-1945)
20th Century (1946-1999)
Art Ed/Museum Ed
TRC format: 
Book