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American Art: Themes and Ideas

Students explore informing ideas of United States history and culture by engaging with works of art thematically from all American historical periods. Issues such as the formation of personal and national identity or the interplay between American art and its European precursors provide overarching themes for discovery and exploration.

4 - 8 grades See Dates

American Art: Themes and Ideas (1.5 hrs)

Students explore informing ideas of United States history and culture by engaging with works of art thematically from all American historical periods. Issues such as the formation of personal and national identity or the interplay between American art and its European precursors provide overarching themes for discovery and exploration.

9 - 12 grades See Dates

Art + Science (2.5 hrs)

In their fields of study, both artists and scientists act on their curiosity by identifying an inquiry and taking steps to discover or express the unknown. On this 90-minute tour and 1-hour studio experience, students will practice scientific and creative thinking. Through observation, imagination, and reasoning in the galleries, students will explore three works of art in depth. They will combine these skills to investigate the concept of stability and change. Tour supports State Common Core English Language Arts Standards, National Core Arts Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards; additional pre- and post-visit curriculum resources are available.

6 - 8 grades See Dates

Art and Creative Writing (1.5 hrs)

Students engage with works of art not only to respond in a variety of writing modes, but also to understand elements of the writers' and artists' creative processes. Students apply this knowledge as they uncover their own creative process.

6 - 12 grades See Dates

Art of Ancient Greece, Etruria, Rome and the Byzantine Empire

Students explore the art and informing ideas of the ancient cultures of Greece, Etruria, Rome, and the early Byzantine Empire.

6 - 12 grades See Dates

Art of France

Through intensive investigation of subject matter, artistic styles, and techniques, students will discuss historical and cultural changes in France as exemplified by French art.


6 - 8 grades See Dates
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