Lesson Plan: Art since 1950 (part 1)

AHTR adaptable lesson plans in art history http://arthistoryteachingresources.org/lessons/art-since-1950-part-i/

This lesson plan, which includes suggested readings, activities, and slide deck, focuses on influential art movements that developed around 1950–1965. The historical context of the postwar era demonstrates the shift away from Europe as the center of avant-garde culture and highlights the political and economic dominance of the United States during the mid-twentieth century. These conditions reflect the art historical emphasis often given to innovations in visual art that occurred in New York. This narrow viewpoint has expanded in recent years as scholars shed more light on concurrent activities in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and other regions, as well as to disciplines including dance, theatre, and music that have informed contemporary visual art.

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