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Artwork copyright Michael Brophy. Photo courtesy of the artist, by Spike Mafford.

Visual Arts Learning: Landscape

Public art enhances and enlivens public spaces. It can also serve as a great jumping-off point for active arts learning for K-12 students. Our Art in Public Places and Arts in Education program staff are collaborating to help make these connections.

This exhibition features examples of landscape artworks in the State Art Collection. Landscapes illustrate outdoor scenes with natural features including land, trees, bodies of water, and sky. When created as a two-dimensional artwork, landscape compositions create different points of view, often with elements in the foreground and background. This creates a sense of depth and distance.

Landscapes are a major theme for most of these artists – click on the artist's name to explore more by that artist.