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MFA for Educators

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

Industrialization and its Effects: Birth of Modern America

The purpose of this gallery is to have students use American paintings as a lens through which to explore the enormous changes that took place in the second half of the 19th century in the United States. The gallery paintings span from the 1840s to the early 20th century and their subjects consider many of the effects of the Industrial Revolution: the changes in the physical landscape of the country, urbanization, immigration, and the activities of different social classes. Students may examine this gallery as an introduction to the Gilded Age and the birth of the "modern" United States.

Created By

David Bedar