Sunrise, Yosemite Valley
Oil on canvas
36 1/2 x 52 3/8 in.
u.l. in ink under the tacking edge: 10 • 5 • 6[?] \ 23
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas
From Remington to O’Keeffe: The Carter’s Greatest HitsOctober 6, 2018–March 22, 2019
During the renovation, this exhibition features highlights from the permanent collection, including paintings, photographs, and sculptures, by some of America’s most renowned artists.
The Perilous Texas Adventures of Mark DionFebruary 8–July 5, 2020
Part explorer, part historian, and part naturalist, artist Mark Dion retraces the footsteps of several 19th-century Texas explorers, collecting materials to form an exhibition that enhances our understanding of the past and brings it to life in the present day.
How do artists create depth, light, and texture in landscape paintings?
How does an artist provide viewers a sense of scale in an artwork?
Which natural places in the United States attract artists and tourists? Why are they popular destinations?
How might a work of art contribute to the preservation or destruction of land or the environment?
How have American landscape paintings changed over time?
Students will create a postcard. On the front of a piece of paper, they will draw their favorite part of the landscape. On the back, they will write about the adventures they experienced during their “visit” to this valley.
Students will write a letter home from the perspective of someone seeing this landscape for the first time. They should be sure to describe the setting so that the reader can visualize the place clearly. Encourage students to include information about how they imagine the land being used, or not used, in the future.
Students will research the role artists played in documenting the West and how their artworks were integral to establishment of national parks.
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