This Website, produced for an online course from Purdue University, features seventeen collections of women artists of the American West arranged around four themes: community, identity, spirituality, and locality. The collections are presented as a series of illustrated essays and cover the art of both European descendants and Native Americans in the area. The essays are written by art historians, and all of the images can be enlarged for detailed viewing. The collections can be viewed thematically, or visitors can go to the main index to see all of the collections at once. Individual artists can also be accessed through the contributors link. Additionally, the site offers a public discussion forum. The course and Website were developed by Susan Ressler of Purdue University and Jerrold Maddox of Penn State. Individuals interested in taking the online course for credit may register on-site.
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