Lesson #7: The Birth of Folk Music 

Your Destination: From its origins, folk music has been the music of the working class. It is community-focused and has rarely enjoyed commercial success. By definition, it’s something that can be enjoyed by everyone, something that everyone can understand. Folk subjects include war, work, and civil rights to nonsense, parody, and …

Lesson #9: Abstract Expressionism 

Your Destination: Growing from Surrealism, Abstract expressionism combines the emotional intensity of expressionism with the abstract European forms of art like Cubism, Futurism and Bauhaus. The term applied to new forms of abstract art developed by American painters such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning in the 1940’s and 1950’s. It is often recognized by emotional brush-strokes or mark-making, …