American artist Jacob Lawrence critiquing student work in 1968. Unidentified photographer. Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture records, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

American Art Resources

At the Terra Foundation, one of the ways we fulfill our global mission is by making a wide range of high-quality American art resources easily accessible to people across the globe. Among the many useful tools you’ll find in our online resource room are:

    • Information about the Terra Foundation Center for Digital Collections in the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art,
    • Audio and video of presentations by leading scholars of American art and visual culture from the United States and abroad,
    • Lesson plans and other classroom materials for K–12 educators and students, and
    • Publications and digital resources produced as part of Art Design Chicago, a multiyear initiative exploring Chicago’s art and design history and legacy.

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