America Then and Now

From sea to shining sea, and everything in between, America has a vast history to explore. Discover the people, land, events, and values that have shaped the United States and how artists have depicted their impact on our nation. This tour captures the spirit of adventure, exploration, and patriotism of everyday American life.


Grades 3–adult


60 minutes


60 visitors

Tour type



  • Close looking
  • Analysis of observations
  • Compare and contrast


  • Visitors will look closely and compare styles used by various artists
  • Visitors will compare the subject matter in various artworks
  • Visitors will compare the mood created by the artworks.

For teachers

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