Talk with your students about the labels found in a museum and how they share important information about the work of art. Let your students explore each part of a museum label on this interactive website.
Then, have your students create their own labels. Use this as a research project to create historically accurate labels for the piece, or let them use their imaginations to create their own backstory for the work. Encourage them to look closely at the piece, just like the curators do, to explain what is going on in the piece.