This painting is one of Durand's most richly symbolic landscapes. Relying on the English poet Oliver Goldsmith's Deserted Village of 1770, which recounted the visit of an old man to the site of the town where he had spent his youth, Durand's painting … Learn More
The Albany Institute is a great resource for teachers who are looking for ways to integrate art, objects, and primary sources into the classroom.
You will find a wealth of materials on our website to help prepare students for their visit to the Albany Institute, to reinforce their learning when you get back to your classroom or to use independently.
The Education Department welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with schools in curriculum development and special projects.