Art Is History: Albert Bierstadt's Frontier and the American Dream

  • at -
  • at

Online

at

Art History isn't simply the history of Art. Art history presents the history of a civilization, its people, and the way society perceives itself. Nineteenth-century artist Albert Bierstadt, member of the Hudson River School and premier member of the Rocky Mountain School, exemplifies America's ideals regarding nature, wilderness, and the vast unknown wonders of the American West. The fledgling nation in America might lack the grand artistic traditions and monuments of Europe and Great Britain, but America was a massive expanse of unexplored and untouched wilderness. Bierstadt's dreamlike landscapes reveal America’s dreams and hopes for new beginnings amid wonders yet unseen.

Art History isn't simply the history of Art. Art history presents the history of a civilization, its people, and the way society perceives itself. Nineteenth-century artist Albert Bierstadt, member of the Hudson River School and premier member of the Rocky Mountain School, exemplifies America's ideals regarding nature, wilderness, and the vast unknown wonders of the American West. The fledgling nation in America might lack the grand artistic traditions and monuments of Europe and Great Britain, but America was a massive expanse of unexplored and untouched wilderness. Bierstadt's dreamlike landscapes reveal America’s dreams and hopes for new beginnings amid wonders yet unseen.

View the presentation

speaking-about-events-banner

Speakers

Dr. Debbie Bonde, College of Western Idaho