History, Art and Culture

Big Idea: Andy Warhol’s artwork and American culture are inextricably linked.  

The lessons in this unit explore how Andy Warhol’s artistic practice reflects American culture and documents significant socio-cultural events of the 20th Century.

Essential Questions:  

  • How is American culture evident in Andy Warhol’s artwork
  • What can we learn about relevant political, social or historical contexts through Andy Warhol's artwork?
  • Do specific works of art have any influence or impact on the people and events surrounding it? Why or why not?
  • What can we learn about history and culture in art, which cannot be replicated in other forms?
  • What can we learn about history and culture through art, which cannot be replicated in other forms?
  • What cultural shifts in American culture are illuminated by looking at individual artworks by Andy Warhol?
 
Activities
History and Memory Unit Lessons
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