Specific artists like Édouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, and Jackson Pollock loom large over the dominant history of modern art, leaving other figures underrecognized. If we chart this history without them, what new subjects and ways of telling the story of modern art emerge? This six-session course will offer a chronological overview of key moments and themes in modern art through in-depth analyses of significant works in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art by artists such as Berthe Morisot, Wilfredo Lam, Jacob Lawrence, and Lee Krasner. The course will begin with the “textbook” story of modern art, beginning with French Realism and ending with Abstract Expressionism in 1950s New York. The five subsequent sessions will counter this dominant history, each addressing equally important modern artists that represent different experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives, and together present an alternate history of modern art.