Questioning the Canon

The idea of the “Western Canon” is a powerful force in academia and the popular conception of ancient art. This interactive lesson provides readers with the opportunity to engage with the Canon in a direct manner and question its merits head on. As you click through the slideshow below, learn about the constraints, failures, and real world implications of the Western Canon in this interactive lesson.

Created by Tanner Harmon, Colgate Class of 2026

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