Continuity and Change: Art in the 20th Century and Beyond

From ancient times to the present, artists responded to their world around them in different ways. Modern and contemporary art can be viewed as both an evolution and continuation of the preceding artistic movements. While some artists embrace established processes and subject matter, others reject tradition in favor of art that prioritizes ideas, is grounded in an increasingly global world, and is informed by modern technologies. Explore the diverse social, economic, and political developments of the last 100 years as reflected in the artworks of our time. Through critical thinking and close looking, students make personal connections between their own experiences and the influences and innovation mirrored in modern and contemporary art. This tour is aligned with state content standards for visual arts for all grades and history/social science for grades 10 and 11.

Suited for: Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Capacity: 120 students

Offered: Monday

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