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Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

The Industrial Revolution: The Changing Landscape of America

How did the Industrial Revolution change the United States? How were these changes exhibited in the arts created during this period? Displaying paintings from 1859 to 1924 found at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, this gallery offers a visual description of the Industrial Revolution as seen through the artists of that time. From a country of pioneers and farmers, this "revolution" moved America slowly from the mountains and pastures to the cities. Landscapes began to include people within nature. Transportation, buildings and other structures became important parts of every scene.

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Mary Bracken