This panel will explore the relationship between paintings and buildings. Art and architecture are often closely aligned in the creative mind. American Plains Indians used the surfaces of teepees as canvases upon which to paint, thus fusing the pictorial and the architectural. Wall paintings were used in antiquity, as at Pompeii, to give greater meaning to interior spaces, just as contemporary murals shape the urban environment. From Michelangelo Buonarotti to Thomas Cole, a long train of creative individuals have practiced in both fields.