Smithsonian Voices

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Nathan Rees

Nathan Rees is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of West Georgia. His research explores the intersections of religion and colonialism in nineteenth and early-twentieth century American Art. He is the author of Mormon Visual Culture and the American West (Routledge, 2021). Find him online at

How a Survey Course Assignment Connected Students With Contemporary Artists

Students of one Teaching with Primary Sources workshop participant forged connections with contemporary artists and their work in an assignment using the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project