Don’t have time to make a trip to the art museum? No worries. Enjoy the wonders of the art world right at home with these wonderful electronic field trips.
Artists in Mexico, the United States, and Canada have long depicted this powerful attachment to place. The landscape art in this exhibition reflects the natural environment but also our history, our industries, our cultures and our belief systems. Consequently, it suggests the common human condition present in even the most diverse of landscapes. Kids are asked to consider: How are we affected by the landscapes we inhabit?
- Word Play: Contemporary Chinese Art
A teasingly playful look at what we think is written communication.
- George Washington: A National Treasure
A collection of art, history, puzzles, sleuthing activities, and quizzes from the National Portrait Gallery.
- Struggle for Justice
A showcase of major cultural and political figures—from key 19th-century historical figures to contemporary leaders—who struggled to achieve civil rights for disenfranchised or marginalized groups.
- Americans Now
A feature of individuals prominent in sports, entertainment and other fields of endeavor during the last 10 years. Lesson plans will help kids examine elements of contemporary art and discuss the idea that fame is fleeting.
- Lascaux Cave Paintings
Take a mapped journey through France’s Lascaux caves to see some of humanity’s earliest paintings. Truly fantastic.
- Country Dog Gentleman
In this interactive feature, 2nd – 6th graders meet canine characters from Roy De Forest’s playful painting Country Dog Gentlemen and go on adventures to learn about famous artworks in San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art’scollection. Kids can make their own masterpieces with activities inspired by Jackson Pollock, Frida Kahlo, and other artists.
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