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Featured Resource: Thinking about Modernity is an instructional resource that compiles graduate student projects developed in a graduate seminar on “Modernist Studies & Pedagogy,” taught by English Professor Marsha Bryant in Spring 2019.


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This resource includes images, contextual information and discussion questions exploring twelve modern artworks in Harn's collection. It is intended primarily for college-level instruction but may also be useful for high-school teachers. In addition to Arts and Humanities, this Instructional Resource can also prompt conversations about the Sciences and Social Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, and other fields of study. This material may be freely adapted for instructional purposes. 

Designed by Elizabeth Lambert.


  1. S.R. Graham, “Give Me A Wilderness or A City”: George Bellows’ Rural Life
  2. Burcu Kuheylan, Francis Criss: Locating Monuments, Locating Modernity
  3. Jacqueline Schnieber, Seeing Beyond: Approaches to Teaching Salvador Dalí’s Appollinaire
  4. remus jackson, “On the Margins of Written Poetry”: Pedro Figari
  5. Claire Beth Karnap, Childe Hassam: American Impressionist and Preserver of Nature
  6. Allen Thomas, Subtlety of Line: Palmer Hayden’s Quiet Activism
  7. Cassidy Sheehan, Modernist Erotica: André Kertész’s Distortion #128
  8. Lauren Burrell Cox, Helen Levitt: In the New York City Streets
  9. Vincent Wing, Happening Hats: Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s Le chapeau épinglé
  10. Elizabeth Lambert, Diego Rivera: The People’s Painter
  11. Elizabeth Lambert, Diego Rivera: El Pintor del Pueblo
  12. Nicole Green, Household Modernism, Domestic Arts: Tiffany’s Eighteen-Light Pond Lily Lamp
  13. Deepthi Siriwardena, Marguerite Zorach: Modernism’s Tense Vistas 


Diego Rivera. Road Worker, c. 1945

Charcoal on rice paper

11 1/4 x 15 1/4 in. (28.6 x 38.7 cm)

Museum purchase, gift of private donors

Object Number: 2005.19.2