Thomas Sully: Historical Connections

Study the relationships between the human forms in the Sully exhibition and the natural worlds in the landscapes from the Museum’s Collection in Gallery 15. What techniques did the artists use to convey ideas? How does the subject matter reflect the activities of the nation at the time? Examine the painting View of Harpers Ferry (1808) by Francis Guy and create a blog entry (or social network update) featuring your “trip” to this place. Draw a “snapshot” highlighting one of your experiences. Create a short text entry to accompany the image. As you work, consider what part of the scene you will feature, the type of activities that might take place there, and the type of clothing (or related objects) you would need.