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Indivisible: Threads of American Art

Online / Art in Context

Thursdays, September 8 – September 29, 1 – 3pm


Winslow Homer. Fox Hunt (detail), 1893. Joseph E. Temple Fund, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

$220; members $198
(4 classes)

About the Class

What are some of the central threads that run through the history of American art and architecture? And do those threads suggest a “united” history? This course explores these and other questions, and along the way unpacks why American art is so fascinating. Each class session unites disparate artists and artworks across space and time around a central topic: nature, architectural imagery, capitalism, and icon.

The class is online-only. More about online classes.


Matt Palczynski

Palczynski is an art history lecturer, consultant, curator, and educator for academic, corporate, and nonprofit institutions. He regularly leads sessions on innovation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, teaches art history at Tyler School of Art and the Barnes, and presents lectures worldwide for Road Scholar.

Art in Context

Art in Context courses connect works of art to history: What was happening politically, socially, and culturally at the time a piece was made? How did these circumstances shape the artist’s formal choices?