“In What Way Most Do …” A Snapshot of American Arts Discovery at Reynolda House

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“In What Way Most Do …” A Snapshot of American Arts Discovery at Reynolda House

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Reynolda’s American Arts Discovery is rooted in interdisciplinary learning. Since the class’s inception, participants have been asked to choose a work of art from the Museum collection, then examine it closely alongside a piece of music and a work of literature from the same time period and post a question based on the correlation.

Here, we’ve pulled a sample of correlation questions from the past twenty years. (If you’d like to find out the answers to the questions in the full reports, come visit us at the Museum!) If you’d like to create your own, join us for American Arts Discovery

October 2012
“In what way most do Charles Sheeler’s Conversation Piece, Isaac Asimov’s I, robot and Raymond Scott’s Rocket to the Moon connect traditional themes to advances in science and technology to me?”

October 2008
In what way most do In the Studio (1884) by William Merritt Chase, ‘Caprice’ and ‘Elegie’ from Morcreaux Characteristiques (1886) by Horatio Parker and Washington Square (1881) by Henry James show contrasting manifestations of a woman’s independence to me?”

October 1999
“In what way most do Job Lot Cheap by William Harnett, Poem No. 1262 by Emily Dickinson and Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 24 by John Knowles Payne reflect the lasting value of the arts in spite of the passage of time to me?”

February 1997
“In what way most do Pool in the Woods, Lake George by Georgia O’Keeffe, Winesbury, Ohio, The Untold Lie by Sherwood Anderson and Skyscrapers by John Alden Carpenter relate to the struggle between tradition and realization of one’s own potential to me?”


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