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The $150,000 Banana
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Artist Maurizio Cattelan duct taped a banana to a wall, titled it "Comedian", and sold 5 editions of the artwork for as much as $150,000 each. Why did it capture our attention, curiosity, and memes? What does it mean?

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Art History
Material Type:
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Provider:
Khan Academy
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PBS
Author:
The Art Assignment
Date Added:
07/29/2021
ART 102 - Understanding Art
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An introductory course using visual materials with emphasis on methods and motivations that generate the visual experience, both past and present. Art practices from around the world are examined for form and content. Emphasis will be on Western Art.

Course Outcomes:
1. Articulate verbally and in writing a general understanding of the significance of visual art in a wide variety of culture and media.
2. Create a personal work of art. Articulate verbally and in writing the form and content of the piece, along with information about significant artists and art works relative to the created artwork, and to visual art.
3. Articulate verbally and in writing appropriate art vocabulary, and art evaluation concepts, when viewing visual art.

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Art History
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Full Course
Provider:
Linn-Benton Community College
Author:
Linn Benton Virtual College
Date Added:
07/09/2020
Abstract Expressionism Pollock's One: Number 31, 1950
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This art history video discussion examines Jackson Pollock's "One: Number 31", 1950, Oil and enamel paint on unprimed canvas, 1950 (MoMA).

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Art History
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Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris
Steven Zucker
Date Added:
11/07/2012
Adopt-a-Book Activity
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This resource is useful for students who can visit rare books in special collections libraries. Teachers and students of book history, literature, and art history might find this resource useful.

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Art History
Literature
World Cultures
Ancient History
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Taylor Clement
Date Added:
09/30/2019
Adoration of the Magi
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Leonardo da Vinci, Adoration of the Magi, 1481, oil on panel (Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence) http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/leonardo-adoration-of-the-magi.html. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

Subject:
Art History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
SmartHistory
Date Added:
11/16/2012
African Burial Ground, New York City
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Rodney Leon, African Burial Ground National Monument, 2006, New York City, An ARCHES video, speakers Dr. Renée Ater and Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Smarthistory.

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Art History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
ARCHES
Author:
SmartHistory
Date Added:
07/29/2021
An African muslim among the founding fathers, Charles Willson Peale’s Yarrow Mamout
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How a portrait of an African muslim came to hang side-by-side with the founding fathers in one of America's earliest museums. Charles Willson Peale, Portrait of Yarrow Mamout (Muhammad Yaro), 1819, oil on canvas, 61 x 50.8 cm (Philadelphia Museum of Art) Speakers: Dr. Carol Eaton Soltis, Project Associate Curator, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker. Find learning related resources here: https://smarthistory.org/seeing-america-2/

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Art History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
SmartHistory
Date Added:
07/29/2021
After the Fall: The Conservation of Tullio Lombardo's "Adam"
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Conservators, scientists, and curators tell the story behind the unprecedented conservation of Tullio Lombardo's Adam. The life-size marble statue of Adam, carved by Tullio Lombardo (Italian, ca. 1455–1532), is among the most important works of art from Renaissance Venice to be found outside that city today. Made in the early 1490s for the tomb of Doge Andrea Vendramin, it is the only signed sculpture from that monumental complex. The serene, idealized figure, inspired by ancient sculpture, is deceptively complex. Carefully manipulating composition and finish, Tullio created God's perfect human being, but also the anxious victim of the serpent's wiles. In 2002, Adam was gravely damaged in an accident. Committed to returning it to public view, the Museum undertook a conservation treatment that has restored the sculpture to its original appearance to the fullest extent possible. The exhibition allows Adam to be viewed in the round and explains this unprecedented twelve-year research and conservation project. It also inaugurates a new permanent gallery for Venetian and northern Italian sculpture. The installation of this gallery was made possible by Assunta Sommella Peluso, Ignazio Peluso, Ada Peluso, and Romano I. Peluso.

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Art History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Date Added:
07/29/2021
Akhenaten, Nefertiti, and Three Daughters
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House Altar depicting Akhenaten, Nefertiti and Three of their Daughters, limestone, New Kingdom, Amarna period, 18th dynasty, c.1350 BCE (Ägyptisches Museum/Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin). Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

Subject:
Art History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
SmartHistory
Date Added:
11/16/2012
Albrecht Dürer, Self-Portrait (1500)
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In this art history video discussion Beth Harris and Steven Zucker look at Albrecht Durer's "Self-Portrait, 1500." (Alte Pinakothek, Munich).

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris Ph.D.
Steven Zucker Ph.D.
Date Added:
12/20/2012
The Albumen Print - Photographic Processes Series - Chapter 6 of 12
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The albumen silver print, invented in 1850, was the most popular photographic printing process of the 19th century. To make albumen silver prints, a sheet of paper is coated with albumen (egg white) and salts, then sensitized with a solution of silver nitrate. The paper is exposed in contact with a negative and printed out, which means that the image is created solely by the action of light on the sensitized paper without any chemical development. Because the paper is coated with albumen, the silver image is suspended on the surface of the paper rather than absorbed into the paper fibers. The result is a sharp image with fine detail on a smooth, glossy surface. This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant number MA-10-13-0194.

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Art History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
George Eastman Museum
Author:
George Eastman Museum
Date Added:
07/29/2021
The Alchemy of Color and Chemical Change in Medieval Manuscripts
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Some of the most vivid pigments in medieval manuscripts were manufactured through alchemy, an experimental practice that predates modern chemistry. Today, chemistry deepens our knowledge about paint colors, their identification, and potential continued transformations.

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Art History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Getty Museum
Author:
Getty Museum
Date Added:
07/29/2021
Alexander Mosaic from the House of the Faun, Pompeii
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Alexander Mosaic, c. 100 B.C.E., Roman copy (Pompeii) of a lost Greek painting, c. 315 B.C.E., Hellenistic Period (Archaeological Museum, Naples). Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

Subject:
Art History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
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Smarthistory
Author:
SmartHistory
Date Added:
12/19/2012
Alexander Sarcophagus
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The Alexander Sarcophagus, c. 312 B.C.E., Pentelic marble and polychromy, found in Sidon, 195 x 318 x 167 cm (İstanbul Archaeological Museums). Speakers: Dr. Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis and Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Steven Zucker and Beth Harris.

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Art History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
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Smarthistory
Author:
SmartHistory
Date Added:
08/04/2021
Alexander, the Mongols, and the great epic of Iran
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The Bier of Iskandar (Alexander the Great), folio from the Great Mongol Shahnama (Il-Khanid dynasty, Tabriz, Iran), c. 1330, ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, 57.6 x 39.7 cm (Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment, F1938.3) This video focuses on one particular painting within one particular 14th century manuscript now commonly called the Great Mongol Shahnama. This is only one of many versions of the Shanama, the great epic of Iran. Speakers: Dr. Massumeh Farhad, Chief Curator and The Ebrahimi Family Curator of Persian, Arab, and Turkish Art, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution and Dr. Steven Zucker.

Subject:
Art History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
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ARCHES
Author:
SmartHistory
Date Added:
07/29/2021
Allston, Elijah in the Desert
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Washington Allston, Elijah in the Desert, 1818, oil on canvas, 125.09 x 184.78 cm / 49 1/4 x 72 3/4 inches (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston). Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

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Art History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
SmartHistory
Date Added:
11/07/2012
Alma-Tadema, Listening to Homer
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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, A Reading from Homer, 1885, oil on canvas, 36-1/8 x 72-1/4 inches / 91.8 x 183.5 cm (Philadelphia Museum of Art). Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

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Art History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
SmartHistory
Date Added:
11/16/2012
Almost Invisible: The Cartoon Transfer Process
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Infrared cameras now reveal concealed drawings under the surface of many of the Renaissance's most revered paintings. Learn how this radical drawing technique was done.

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Art History
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Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Getty Museum
Author:
Getty Museum
Date Added:
07/29/2021
Altdorfer's The Battle of Issus
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In this art history video discussion Beth Harris and Steven Zucker examine Albrecht Altdorfer's "The Battle of Issus," 1529, oil on panel. Alte Pinokothek, Munich.

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Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris and Steven Zucker
Date Added:
12/31/2012
Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Palazzo Pubblico frescos: Allegory and effect of good and bad government
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Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Allegory of Good Government, Effects of Good Government in the City and the Country, and Allegory and Effects of Bad Government in the City and the Country, Siena c. 1337-40, fresco, Sala della Pace (Hall of Peace) also know as the Sala dei Nove (the Hall of the Nine), 7.7 x 14.4 meters (room), Palazzo Pubblico, Siena Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker For more information visit: http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/the-allegories-and-effects-of-good-and-bad-government.html. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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Smarthistory
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SmartHistory
Date Added:
01/04/2013
America before Columbus: a Mississippian view of the cosmos
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Found marking the grave of an important individual, this gorget was worn as a neck ornament during life. Gorget, c. 1250-1350, probably Middle Mississippian Tradition, whelk shell, 10 x 2 cm (National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, 18/853) Speakers: Dr. David Penney, Associate Director for Museum Scholarship, Exhibitions, and Public Engagement, National Museum of the American Indian and Dr. Steven Zucker A Seeing America video. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker. Find learning related resources here: https://smarthistory.org/seeing-america-2/

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Art History
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Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
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Smarthistory
Author:
SmartHistory
Date Added:
07/29/2021
American resilience and the Great Depression
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Millard Sheets, Tenement Flats, oil on canvas, 102.1 x 127.6 cm (Smithsonian American Art Museum). A conversation with Dr. Virginia Mecklenburg, Chief Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum and Dr. Steven Zucker This Seeing America video was made possible thanks to major grants from the Terra Foundation and the Alice L. Walton Foundation. Find learning related resources here: https://smarthistory.org/seeing-america-2/

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Art History
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Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
SmartHistory
Date Added:
07/29/2021
Amiens Cathedral
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Amiens Cathedral, Robert de Luzarches, Thomas de Cormont and Renaud de Cormont, Amiens, France, begun 1220. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

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Art History
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Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
SmartHistory
Date Added:
08/09/2021
Anavysos Kouros
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Anavysos Kouros, c. 530 B.C.E., marble, 6' 4" (National Archaeological Museum, Athens). Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker & Dr. Beth Harris. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

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Art History
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
SmartHistory
Date Added:
08/04/2021
Ancient Egyptian coffin prepared for the Book of the Dead exhibition at the British Museum
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Conservators at the British Museum preparing an ancient Egyptian coffin for display in the exhibition Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. © Trustees of the British Museum. Created by British Museum.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
Provider Set:
British Museum
Author:
British Museum
Date Added:
08/04/2021
Ancient Egyptian papyrus in the Book of the Dead Exhibition
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Preparing pieces of papyrus ready for display in the exhibition Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. © Trustees of the British Museum. Created by British Museum.

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Art History
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Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
British Museum
Author:
British Museum
Date Added:
08/04/2021
Ancient Greek temples at Paestum, Italy
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Ancient Greek Temples at Paestum: Hera I, c. 560-530 B.C.E., Archaic Period; Hera II, c. 460 B.C.E., Classical Period; Temple of Minerva, c. 500 B.C.E. Archaic Period. A conversation with Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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Smarthistory
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SmartHistory
Date Added:
08/04/2021
Ancient Greek vase production and the black-figure technique
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Used for the storage and shipment of grains, wine, and other goods, as well as in the all-male Greek drinking party, known as the symposium, ancient Greek vases were decorated with a variety of subjects ranging from scenes of everyday life to the tales of heroes and gods. The two most popular techniques of vase decoration were the black-figure technique, so-named because the figures were painted black, and the red-figure technique, in which the figures were left the red color of the clay. The black-figure technique developed around 700 B.C. and remained the most popular Greek pottery style until about 530 B.C., when the red-figure technique was developed, eventually surpassing it in popularity. This video illustrates the techniques used in the making and decorating of a black-figure amphora (storage jar) in the Art Institute of Chicago's collection. This video was produced with the generous support of a Long Range Fund grant provided by the Community Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago. It was created for LaunchPad, a program of digital interpretive materials that supplement the viewing of works of art on display in the Art Institute of Chicago's galleries. Created by Getty Museum.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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British Museum
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British Museum
Date Added:
08/04/2021
Ancient Greek vase production and the black-figure technique
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Used for the storage and shipment of grains, wine, and other goods, as well as in the all-male Greek drinking party, known as the symposium, ancient Greek vases were decorated with a variety of subjects ranging from scenes of everyday life to the tales of heroes and gods. The two most popular techniques of vase decoration were the black-figure technique, so-named because the figures were painted black, and the red-figure technique, in which the figures were left the red color of the clay. The black-figure technique developed around 700 B.C. and remained the most popular Greek pottery style until about 530 B.C., when the red-figure technique was developed, eventually surpassing it in popularity. This video illustrates the techniques used in the making and decorating of a black-figure amphora (storage jar) in the Art Institute of Chicago's collection. This video was produced with the generous support of a Long Range Fund grant provided by the Community Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago. It was created for LaunchPad, a program of digital interpretive materials that supplement the viewing of works of art on display in the Art Institute of Chicago's galleries. Created by Getty Museum.

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Art History
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Lesson
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Getty Museum
Author:
Getty Museum
Date Added:
07/29/2021
Ancient Latin American objects in the archive: selections from the George and Louise Patten collection of Salem Hyde cultural artifacts at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Early in the Spring 2020 semester, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga students in my Ancient to Modern Latin American Visual Culture Art History course embarked upon an intensive first-hand visual analysis and research project that involved working directly with original artifacts from Ancient Latin America housed within the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library’s Special Collections. This unique opportunity and the publication of their findings were made possible thanks to the generous support and assistance of Special Collections Director Carolyn Runyon and her dedicated staff.

By examining the wide array of Pre-Columbian objects in the George and Louise Patten Salem Hyde Papers and Cultural Artifacts Collection, these upper division students formed small research groups dedicated to specific artifact types, such as human figurines, animal figurines, tools and lithics, vessels, anthropomorphic ceramics, replicas, and sherds. They carefully recorded their original observations of their selected objects of study in written field notes, photographs, and drawings. Later, they compared their initial observations with preliminary collection data developed independently by Archaeology students of Dr. Andrew Workinger, leading to further questions and insights surrounding these extraordinary pieces predominantly from pre-contact indigenous cultures of the Central and Intermediate regions of Latin America that today comprise Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama and Colombia. Building upon their analysis, the Art History student research groups then re-examined their selected artifacts through analytical frameworks focused on Gender and the Body, Color, Pattern and Materiality, Spirituality and the Object, Form and Function, and Identity and Representation. In presenting their findings to their peers, students received feedback that allowed them to refine their analysis and develop the original individual and group catalog essays that comprise this exhibition publication. Their research sheds further light on the extraordinary value and diversity of the ancient artifacts of Latin America that uniquely form part of UTC’s Special Collections, as well as the innovative power of interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

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Art History
Ancient History
World History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Author:
Olivia Wolf
Date Added:
07/19/2021
Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis (UNESCO/TBS)
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Thebes, the city of the god Amon, was the capital of Egypt during the period of the Middle and New Kingdoms. With the temples and palaces at Karnak and Luxor, and the necropolises of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, Thebes is a striking testimony to Egyptian civilization at its height.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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UNESCO
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UNESCO
Date Added:
08/04/2021
Andrea Mantegna, San Zeno Altarpiece
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Andrea Mantegna, San Zeno Altarpiece, 1456-59, oil on panel, 212 x 460 cm / 83 x 180 inches, comissioned by the Benedictine Abbot, Gregorio Correr (Basilica of San Zeno, Verona). Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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Smarthistory
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SmartHistory
Date Added:
08/09/2021
Anselm Kiefer, Bohemia Lies by the Sea
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The conservator’s eye: Anselm Kiefer, Bohemia Lies by the Sea, 1996, oil, emulsion, shellac, charcoal, and powdered paint on burlap, 75 1/4 in. × 18 ft. 5 inches / 191.1 × 561.3 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art). Speakers: Corey D'Augustine and Steven Zucker.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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Smarthistory
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SmartHistory
Date Added:
07/29/2021
Anteprima del volume "I BACINI CULTURALI E LA PROGETTAZIONE SOCIALE ORIENTATA ALL’HERITAGE-MAKING, TRA POLITICHE GIOVANILI, INNOVAZIONE SOCIALE, DIVERSITÀ CULTURALE"
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Anteprima del volume "I BACINI CULTURALI E LA PROGETTAZIONE SOCIALE ORIENTATA ALL’HERITAGE-MAKING, TRA POLITICHE GIOVANILI, INNOVAZIONE SOCIALE, DIVERSITÀ CULTURALE. Il framework del Progetto ABACUS – Attivazione dei Bacini Culturali Siciliani, alla luce della Convenzione Quadro del Consiglio d'Europa sul valore del Patrimonio culturale per la società"

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Architecture and Design
Computer Science
Environmental Science
Information Science
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Languages
Performing Arts
World Cultures
Management
Public Relations
Agriculture
Education
History
Law
Hydrology
Physical Geography
Social Science
Anthropology
Archaeology
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
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Activity/Lab
Case Study
Interactive
Primary Source
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
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ABACUS Project Activation of Cultural Basins
Date Added:
12/22/2020
Antoine or Louis Le Nain, Peasant Family in an Interior
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This art history video discussion examines Antoine or Louis Le Nain's "Peasant Family in an Interior", 2nd quarter of the 17th century, oil on canvas (Musee du Louvre, Paris).

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Arts and Humanities
Art History
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Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris
Steven Zucker
Date Added:
11/16/2012
Apollonius, Seated Boxer
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Apollonius, Boxer at Rest, c. 100 B.C.E., bronze, Hellenistic Period (Palazzo Massimo, Museo Nazionale Romano, Rome). Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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Smarthistory
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SmartHistory
Date Added:
11/07/2012
Apulu (Apollo of Veii)
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Apulu (Apollo of Veii), from the roof of the Portonaccio temple, Italy, c. 510-500 B.C.E., painted terracotta, 5 feet, 11 inches high (Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia, Rome). Speakers: Dr Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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Smarthistory
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SmartHistory
Date Added:
08/04/2021
Ara Pacis
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Ara Pacis Augustae (Altar of Augustan Peace), 13-9 B.C.E.Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris & Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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Smarthistory
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SmartHistory
Date Added:
08/04/2021
Arch of Constantine
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Arch of Constantine, 312-315 C.E., approximately 20m high, 25m wide, and 7m deep, central opening approximately 12m high, Rome. Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris. Video produced by Dr. Naraelle Hohensee, Dr. Beth Harris, and Dr. Steven Zucker.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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SmartHistory
Date Added:
11/07/2012
The Arch of Septimius Severus, portal to ancient Rome
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Triumphal Arch of Septimius Severus, 203 C.E., marble above a travertine base, roughly 23 x 25 m, Roman Forum speakers: Dr. Darius Arya, executive director of the American Institute for Roman Culture and Dr. Beth Harris This video was made in collaboration with the American Institute for Roman Culture.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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Smarthistory
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SmartHistory
Date Added:
08/04/2021
The Arena Chapel (and Giotto's frescos) in virtual reality
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Take a guided virtual tour of the Scrovegni (Arena) Chapel, in Padova, Italy — thanks to Matthew Brennan. 360-degree video allows you to look around the interior freely, and provides a new perspective on this masterpiece of Italian Renaissance art. See the frescoes up-close and at eye-level, as if you were floating right in front of them, thanks to a new approach developed by Mirror Stage Studio. Narration by SmartHistory: www.smarthistory.org Video production by Mirror Stage: www.mirrorstage.io This video makes use of imagery available in the public domain, as well as provided by Smarthistory. Created by Smarthistory.

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Art History
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Khan Academy
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Art Appreciation - Introduction to Art & Art Media
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This entry-level course is designed to help you gain a general appreciation for art as well as to help you develop a working vocabulary for the knowledgeable analysis of art based on the Visual Elements and the Principles of Design. The syllabus is included in the course and contains the course objectives, student learning outcomes, list of assignments and names of the course textbooks.

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Art History
Graphic Arts
Visual Arts
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SkillsCommons
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Kelly Joslin
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01/20/2022
Art Appreciation Open Educational Resource
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The Art Appreciation course explores the world’s visual arts, focusing on the development of visual awareness, assessment, and appreciation by examining a variety of styles from various periods and cultures while emphasizing the development of a common visual language. The materials are meant to foster a broader understanding of the role of visual art in human culture and experience from the prehistoric through the contemporary.

This is an Open Educational Resource (OER), an openly licensed educational material designed to replace a traditional textbook. The course materials consist of 24 lessons each with a presentation, reading list, and/or sample assignment. For ease of adapting, materials are available as PDFs and Microsoft PowerPoint or Word documents.

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Art History
Visual Arts
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Full Course
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Marie Porterfield Barry
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01/30/2020
Art Appreciation and Techniques
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This course is an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections for the student with little experience in the visual arts. It includes a brief study of art history and in depth studies of the elements, media, and methods used in creative processes and thought. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: interpret examples of visual art using a five-step critical process that includes description, analysis, context, meaning, and judgment; identify and describe the elements and principles of art; use analytical skills to connect formal attributes of art with their meaning and expression; explain the role and effect of the visual arts in societies, history, and other world cultures; articulate the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic themes and issues that artists examine in their work; identify the processes and materials involved in art and architectural production; utilize information to locate, evaluate, and communicate information about visual art in its various forms. Note that this course is an alternative to the Saylor FoundationĺÎĺ_ĺĚĺ_s ARTH101A and has been developed through a partnership with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges; the Saylor Foundation has modified some WSBCTC materials. This free course may be completed online at any time. (Art History 101B)

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Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
World Cultures
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Art Conservation Behind the Scenes
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What is art conservation? Who does it and how does it work? Take a behind-the-scenes look inside the Art Conservation department at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and meet the team of trained conservators who specialize in the treatment of objects, paintings, and textiles. Want to learn more about art conservation at the Gardner? Visit http://www.gardnermuseum.org/collection/conservation Filmmaking by SheridanWorks.

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Art History
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Khan Academy
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SheridanWorks
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Art History
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The history of Art is long and varied, spanning tens of thousands of years from ancient paintings on the walls of caves
to the glow of computer-generated images on the screens of the 21st century.

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Art History
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Wikibooks
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Art History I
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History of Art Survey course covering from prehistoric art to the Italian Renaissance. Cover image Lascaux Cave_France

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Art History
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Achieving the Dream
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Bruce Schwabach
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Art History II
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History of Art Survey course covering from prehistoric art to the Italian Renaissance. Cover image Lascaux Cave_France

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Art History
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Achieving the Dream
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Bruce Schwabach
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Art and Empathy
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Empathy is a term we hear a lot, but what does it mean and how does it work? Looking back through art history, we find many moments when art has allowed us to share in the feelings of others, from Maya Lin's Vietnam Veterans Memorial, to representations of the Buddhist deity Jizō Bosatsu, along with the Röttgen Pietà, Guáman Poma's First New Chronicle and Good Government, the ink drawings of Chittaprosad and Zainul Abedin, the work of Ghana Think Tank, and more.

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Art History
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Khan Academy
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The Art Assignment
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Art and Life in Africa Project
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This site presents a program that places art in the context of people's lives so our students will understand how important and effective a tool art is in solving problems and overcoming adversity. The student will recognize that Africans sometimes face problems that are similar to his own, and while the solutions Africans create may look different than ours, they are logical and effective.

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Arts and Humanities
Art History
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University of Iowa
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Christophe D. Roy
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07/14/2000
Art and context: Monet's Cliff Walk at Pourville and Malevich's White on White
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Art & Context: Monet's Cliff Walk at Pourville & Malevich's Suprematist Composition: White on White A conversation with Sal Khan, Steven Zucker & Beth Harris. Created by Beth Harris, Steven Zucker, and Sal Khan.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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Smarthistory
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SmartHistory
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Art as concept: Duchamp, In Advance of the Broken Arm
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Marcel Duchamp, In Advance of the Broken Arm, 1964 (fourth version, after lost original of November 1915) (MoMA). A conversation with Sal Khan & Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris, Steven Zucker, and Sal Khan.

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Art History
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Khan Academy
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Artemision Zeus or Poseidon
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Artemision Zeus or Poseidon, c. 460 B.C.E., bronze, 2.09 m high, Early Classical (Severe Style), recovered from a shipwreck off Cape Artemision, Greece in 1928 (National Archaeological Museum, Athens). Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Steven Zucker and Beth Harris.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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08/04/2021
Art historical analysis (painting), a basic introduction using Goya's Third of May, 1808
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Francisco de Goya, Third of May, 1808, 1814, oil on canvas, 266 x 345.1 cm (Museo del Prado. Madrid). Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

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Art History
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Khan Academy
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An Art of Attraction: The Electrotyping Process
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Tiffany and Company’s famous Bryant Vase was meticulously crafted by highly skilled artisans­­—among them, Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Eugene J. Soligny—who worked the silver for more than a year. Curator Ellenor Alcorn describes how Tiffany then used the fascinating nineteenth-century process of electrotyping to create presentation copies. View this work on metmuseum.org. Created by The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Art History
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Khan Academy
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Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The Art of Making a Tapestry
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Learn how tapestries were made in the time of Louis XIV and are still made today. Explore the process of tapestry weaving at the Gobelins Manufactory in Paris, where historical techniques dating to the time of Louis XIV are used to make contemporary works of art. Video chapters: Introduction - 0:04 Designing a Tapestry - 1:08 Colorful Threads - 2:17 Preparing a Loom - 4:36 Weaving - 6:15 This video was produced in conjunction with the exhibition "Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV," on view at the Getty Center, December 15, 2016–May 1, 2016. http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/french_tapestries/.

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Art History
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Khan Academy
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Getty Museum
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Getty Museum
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The Art of Romare Bearden
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The visual narratives and abstractions of this preeminent African American artist explore the places where he lived and worked: the rural South, Pittsburgh, Harlem, and the Caribbean. Bearden's central themes: religion, jazz and blues, history, literature, and the realities of black life he endured throughout his remarkable career in watercolors, oils, and especially collages and photomontages from the 1940s through the 1980s.

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Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
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National Gallery of Art
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09/19/2013
Ashurbanipal hunting lions
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Ashurbanipal Hunting Lions, gypsum hall relief from the North Palace, Ninevah, c. 645-635 B.C.E., excavated by H. Rassam beginning in 1853 (British Museum). Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker & Dr. Beth Harris

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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Smarthistory
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SmartHistory
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08/04/2021
Assyria vs Elam: The battle of Til Tuba
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The battle of Til Tuba reliefs are among some of the great masterpieces of ancient Assyrian art. The movement and details are truly stunning. That said, the scenes actually being depicted are anything but easy on the eye. Join curator Gareth Brereton as he walks you through the reliefs that once decorated the last great king of Assyria's royal palace. WARNING: includes scenes of drowning, flaying and wearing your deceased leader's head as a necklace. DOUBLE WARNING: includes scenes of extreme royal hat misplacement. The BP exhibition I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria 8 November 2018 – 24 February 2019

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Art History
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Khan Academy
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British Museum
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08/04/2021
Augustus of Primaporta
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Augustus of Primaporta, 1st century C.E. (Vatican Museums). Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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SmartHistory
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11/16/2012
The Babylonian mind
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Trace the legacy of Babylonian discoveries and ideas, including their mathematical system based on 60 and their desire to predict the future. With British Museum curator Irving Finkel. © Trustees of the British Museum. Created by British Museum.

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Art History
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Khan Academy
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British Museum
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British Museum
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08/04/2021
Bacon, Triptych - August 1972
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Francis Bacon, Triptych - August 1972, 1972, oil on canvas, 72 x 61 x 22 in. (183 x 155 x 64 cm), (Tate Modern, London) . Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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11/16/2012
Barberini Faun
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Barberini Faun, c. 220 B.C.E., Hellenistic Period (Glyptothek, Munich). Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris & Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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SmartHistory
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12/31/2012
Barnett Newman's Painting Technique
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This art history video looks at "The Painting Techniques of Barnett Newman: Vir Heroicus Sublimis" Abstract Expressionist New York, The Museum of Modern Art, October 3, 2--April 11, 2011. Filmed by Plowshares Media; Music by Chris Parrello, Ian Young, Kevin Thomas, Ziv Ravitz.

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Arts and Humanities
Art History
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Khan Academy
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Smarthistory
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Beth Harris
Steven Zucker
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11/16/2012
Baroque Art in Holland Vermeer's Young Woman with a Water Pitcher
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This art history video discussion looks at Johannes Vermeer's "Young Woman with a Water Pitcher", oil on canvas, c. 1662 (Metropolitan Museum of Art).

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Arts and Humanities
Art History
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Khan Academy
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Smarthistory
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Beth Harris
Steven Zucker
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11/07/2012
Baroque and Rococo
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The Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical styles dominated the art of Western Europe between 1600 and 1800. Baroque artists like Caravaggio and Peter Paul Rubens sought to reinvigorate Catholic art with art and architecture that emphasized drama and movement. Rococo artists like Fragonard celebrated the leisure activities of the upper class, as the center of style and culture moved to Paris from Rome. Neoclassical art and architecture looked back to the classical era for inspiration, producing Greek-style columned buildings such as the US Capitol Building. A video from the Utah System of Higher Education (with special thanks to Dr. Nancy Ross). Created by Nancy Ross.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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Smarthistory
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Nancy Ross
Ydraw
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07/29/2021
Basic Writing Methods for History of Art first-year undergraduates
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A series of Poweroint presentations dealing with guidelines on how to acquire research and organisational skills for first-year undergraduate level essays and presentations in the History of Art 

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Art History
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Module
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Miruna Cuzman
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06/14/2017
Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine
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Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine (Basilica Nova), Roman Forum, c. 306-312. Speakers: Dr. Darius Arya and Dr. Beth Harris. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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Smarthistory
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SmartHistory
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08/04/2021
Basilica of Santa Sabina, Rome
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Basilica of Santa Sabina, 422-432, Rome Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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SmartHistory
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08/09/2021
Bayeux Tapestry
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Animation by David Newton, Sound Design by Marc Sylvan. Copyright Potion Pictures Limited. The title "Bayeux Tapestry" (1066-82) is a bit of a misnomer—the textile is embroidered wool on linen, and not actually a woven tapestry. The wool was dyed using the plants Woad, Madder, and Rocket. The linen canvas measures 20 inches in height by 230 feet in length (50 cm x 70 m), and supports the narrative embroidery that tells of the Norman invasion of England—though very much from the Norman perspective. The tapestry depicts Duke William of Normandy's conquest of Harold Godwinson—England's new and ill-fated King. The conquest is portrayed as fully justified, and Harold is represented as an opportunist who broke his oaths to Edward the Confessor, former King of England, and to William himself. Although first known as William the "Bastard" (he was the illegitimate son of Robert the Magnificent and Herleva of Falaise), a name change accompanied his military success: he became known as William the “Conqueror." The Norman conquest is a key turning point in Western history, and the English language still reflects this dominance of French over Saxon culture.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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Potion Pictures
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Potion Pictures
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08/09/2021
The Bayeux Tapestry - Seven Ages of Britain - BBC One
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The Bayeux Tapestry. The BBC's David Dimbleby describes the historical significance of the Bayeux Tapestry for his forthcoming BBC One Series, Seven Ages of Britain.

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Art History
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Khan Academy
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BBC
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08/09/2021
Becoming a city: daily life in 1820, Brooklyn
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Francis Guy, Winter Scene in Brooklyn, 1820, oil on canvas, 147.3 x 260.2 cm (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art). Speakers: Dr. Margaret C. Conrads, Director of Curatorial Affairs, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and Dr. Beth Harris, Smarthistory. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker. Find learning related resources here: https://smarthistory.org/seeing-america-2/

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Art History
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Khan Academy
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07/29/2021
Before Pennsylvania Station, George Bellows and old New York
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The awesome beauty of the hole dug for Pennsylvania Station. George Bellows, Pennsylvania Station Excavation, c. 1907–08, oil on canvas, 79.2 x 97.1 cm (Brooklyn Museum), a Seeing America video Speakers: Dr. Margarita Karasoulas, Assistant Curator, American Art, Brooklyn Museum and Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Smarthistory. Find learning related resources here: https://smarthistory.org/seeing-america-2/

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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07/29/2021
Before Photography - Photographic Processes Series - Chapter 1 of 12
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From the ancient discovery of the camera obscura to the 18th century mechanical devices used to create silhouettes such as the physionotrace, this initial chapter explores the inventions and inventors that preceded photography. It recreates the experiments of Johann Schulze who proved the light sensitivity of certain silver salts and Thomas Wedgwood’s early attempts to make photographic images. These early pioneers contributed to the discovery of photography in 1839. This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant number MA-10-13-0194.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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George Eastman Museum
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George Eastman Museum
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07/29/2021
Before the Civil War, the Mexican-American War as prelude
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Before the Civil War, the Mexican-American War as prelude. Richard Caton Woodville, War News from Mexico, 1848, oil on canvas, 68.6 × 63.5 cm (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas). Speakers: Dr. Mindy Besaw, curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker. Find learning related resources here: https://smarthistory.org/seeing-america-2/

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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SmartHistory
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07/29/2021
Behind the Banksy Stunt
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When Banksy shredded his artwork the moment after it sold at auction, he left many questions unanswered. What are we to make of the stunt?

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Art History
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Khan Academy
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Behind the icon, Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother
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Dorothea Lange's photograph changed how we saw the Great Depression. Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, Nipomo California, 1936, printed later, gelatin silver print, 35.24 x 27.78 cm (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, PG.1997.2), a Seeing America video. Speakers: Eve Schillo, Assistant Curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Steven Zucker. Find learning related resources here: https://smarthistory.org/seeing-america-2/

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Art History
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Khan Academy
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Behind the scenes at the Framing Department | The National Gallery, London
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Most visitors to the National Gallery come to look at the paintings. But in this behind-the-scenes look at the work of the Gallery’s Framing Department, the richness and importance of the collection’s frames is revealed. A fascinating insight into recent conservation work and historic frame purchases with the National Gallery’s Head of Framing, Peter Schade, and Vivmar Curatorial Assistant, Harriet O’Neill.

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Art History
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Khan Academy
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UK National Gallery
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07/29/2021
Bellini and Titian, the Feast of the Gods
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Giovanni Bellini and Titian, The Feast of the Gods, 1514 and 1529, oil on canvas (National Gallery of Art) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Steven Zucker. Part of a mythological cycle painted by Titian and Giovanni Bellini and commissioned by Alfonso d'Este, Duke of Ferrara that includes Bacchus and Ariadne and the Andrians. Originally hung in the studiolo or Camerini d'Alabastro of the Duke's Ferranese castle.

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Art History
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Lesson
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Khan Academy
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Smarthistory
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SmartHistory
Date Added:
11/07/2012