ERIC Number: ED399200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Fine Art at the Cotton States and International Exposition, Atlanta, 1895. Learning Packet.
Bennett, Kate; Peckham, Kathleen
With the end of the Civil War just 30 years past, the organizers of the Atlanta (Georgia) 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition sought to demonstrate the South's national patriotism and progressivism. While the exhibits at the exposition widely varied, among the most ambitious undertakings were the displays of fine arts found in the Fine Arts Building, the Woman's Building, and the Negro Building. This learning packet concentrates on the art displayed at those three locations. A painting by French artist Luc Olivier Merson exemplifies the work displayed in the Fine Arts Building. An etching by Mary Nimmo Moran featured in the Woman's Building is discussed. Last, a painting by the African-American artist Henry Ossawa Tanner represents work that was on view at the first-ever Negro Building at a world's fair. After brief overviews of the exhibitions at the three buildings, the artists and their works, there are lists of suggested questions and discussion topics. Also included are lists of references for the art and artists, and suggested readings for further study of the era and people that brought about this exposition. (MM)
Descriptors: Art, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art History, Blacks, Civil War (United States), Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Fine Arts, Social Studies, Visual Arts
High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 ($12.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia (Atlanta)