“Catskill Mountain House,” c.1846
Oil on Canvas
24 x 32 1/2 inches
We are developing materials to assist K-12 American History and Social Studies teachers to utilize great works of art from the former Warner Collection and available on this website, to better teach U.S. History in the classroom. Each month we will feature a new painting and provide historical information that will help teachers to utilize the image to teach visual literacy skills while engaging students in conversation and critical thinking about important themes in American History. These lesson plans will help teachers integrate the study of History with the study of art. We will also be inviting a current teacher to contribute additional historical information that can be used to enrichen the lesson plan.
Click here for a lesson plan focusing on Expansion and Industrial Transition in Antebellum American Society, using Catskill Mountain House for historical context.