Category: fun facts: Art & Architecture

ART & ARCHITECTURE: HOW TO USE THIS CATEGORY (Fun Facts)

It’s so true.  It’s also true that those who know at least a few tidbits of  information about the art and architecture that they are seeing, find that their vacation is more meaningful than it might have been otherwise.  ************************************* Here in the ‘Fun Facts’ Category… Continue Reading “ART & ARCHITECTURE: HOW TO USE THIS CATEGORY (Fun Facts)”

ARCHITECTURAL STYLES SUMMARY FOR THE TRAVELER

Exterior architectural styles are reflective of deeper cultural values and can represent a particular place and time. When the spread of cultural ideas, politics and fashions across the country was slower, certain architectural styles remained in style for multiple decades or longer, and often revealed… Continue Reading “ARCHITECTURAL STYLES SUMMARY FOR THE TRAVELER”

ART STYLES SUMMARY FOR THE TRAVELER

             As subjective as art is, there are always a few common threads that link art pieces of a particular period together.  Here we’ll discuss just a few of those threads so that you can identify the style, time frame,… Continue Reading “ART STYLES SUMMARY FOR THE TRAVELER”

REGION 1: ART & ARCHITECTURE (New Europe) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF NEW EUROPE REGION 1: NEW EUROPE Maine * New Hampshire * Vermont New Brunswick * Nova Scotia * Province of Québec Acadia refers to the North East area of North America that was initially settled as a French colony.  It would… Continue Reading “REGION 1: ART & ARCHITECTURE (New Europe) Fun Facts”

REGION 2: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Original Colonies) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF THE ORIGINAL COLONIES REGION 2: NEW ENGLAND AND THE ORIGINAL COLONIES Virginia * New York * Massachusetts * Maryland / Washington D.C. Rhode Island * Connecticut * New Hampshire * Delaware * North Carolina South Carolina * New Jersey *… Continue Reading “REGION 2: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Original Colonies) Fun Facts”

REGION 3: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Deep South) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF THE DEEP SOUTH REGION 3: THE DEEP SOUTH      Florida * Alabama* Mississippi * Louisiana * Arkansas Residents of the American South created works of art starting in 1607, however it was not until the early 1960’s that Southern Art… Continue Reading “REGION 3: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Deep South) Fun Facts”

REGION 4: ART & ARCHITECTURE (Blue Grass Country) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF BLUE GRASS COUNTRY REGION 4: BLUE GRASS COUNTRY Kentucky * Tennessee * Ohio * West Virginia The birthplace of entertainers, musicians, authors and scholars, the Blue Grass region states offer a rich slice of American history. But they are often… Continue Reading “REGION 4: ART & ARCHITECTURE (Blue Grass Country) Fun Facts”

REGION 5: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Breadbasket) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF THE BREADBASKET REGION 5: THE BREADBASKET Oklahoma * Missouri * Nebraska * Kansas * Iowa Known as the “Breadbasket of America,” the Midwest region of the nation has many characteristics.  Most parts of the Midwest have a rural feel, where agriculture… Continue Reading “REGION 5: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Breadbasket) Fun Facts”

REGION 6: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Great Lakes) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF THE GREAT LAKES REGION 6: THE GREAT LAKES Michigan * Indiana * Wisconsin * Minnesota * Illinois The Great Lakes region is a bi-national American-Canadian region. The region centers on the Great Lakes and forms a distinctive historical, economic, and cultural identity.  The Great Lakes… Continue Reading “REGION 6: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Great Lakes) Fun Facts”

REGION 7: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Old West) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF THE OLD WEST REGION 7: THE OLD WEST North Dakota * South Dakota * Wyoming * Montana * Colorado * Nevada The art of this region begins with the first inhabitants of North America who most likely migrated from Asia… Continue Reading “REGION 7: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Old West) Fun Facts”

REGION 8: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Pacific Northwest) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION 8: THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST: Washington * Oregon * Idaho * Northern California * Alaska Prior to contact with Europeans, Native American tribes on the Northwest coast evolved complex social and ceremonial groups, as well as permanent settlements. … Continue Reading “REGION 8: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Pacific Northwest) Fun Facts”

REGION 9: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Southwest) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF THE SOUTHWEST REGION 9: THE SOUTHWEST Central & Southern California * Texas * Arizona * Utah * New Mexico Human history in the Southwest begins with the arrival of the ancient Clovis people, a Paleo-Indian hunter-gatherer culture.   This culture remained in the area… Continue Reading “REGION 9: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Southwest) Fun Facts”