In-depth Discussion: Ferdinand Bol

Ferdinand Bol (1616–1680) was a student of Rembrandt—as you can probably tell from looking at this painting. In the 1600s (as well as before and after), master artists had many apprentice, or assistant, artists working with them. These younger artists would learn techniques from the master, and then go on to start their own careers—a… Read on

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The Similarities and Differences That Unite Us

Schedule time after the Museum tour for students to self-guide so that they can take pictures of works of art in the Museum galleries. Have students experiment with one of two Web 2.0 tools, Animoto or Glogster, to compare two works of art that they saw. Students should use their knowledge of the tool to… Read on

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Exploring World Communities

Students will be introduced to art vocabulary, be able to talk about world communities as well as their own communities, locate the regions they will visit during the Museum tour, and think about how communities are connected through art. To introduce art vocabulary, have students use Tagxedo to input the key words of elements and… Read on

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ArtQuest: Grades 9-12

Print out this Museum game for your students to use on your self-guided visit. Students can play alone, with someone else, or with a group. Depending on how they play, students can work individually or take turns answering the questions. You can use this game over again with any work of art in the galleries.… Read on

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ArtQuest: Grades 6-8

Print out this Museum game for your students to use on your self-guided visit. Students can play alone, with someone else, or with a group. Depending on how they play, students can work individually or take turns answering the questions. You can use this game over again with any work of art in the galleries.… Read on

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ArtQuest: Grades 3-5

Print out this Museum game for your students to use on your self-guided visit. Students can play alone, with someone else, or with a group. Depending on how they play, students can work individually or take turns answering the questions. You can use this game over again with any work of art in the galleries.… Read on

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Call Me

Pair students: one turns to the back of the classroom; the other faces a projection of the work of art. The second “calls” the first and describes the work of art in as much detail as possible. Reveal the work, and have pairs discuss what they expected to see versus what is really there.

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Model to Building: Comparing What Changed

The Building a Masterpiece exhibition consists of many different models of the Quadracci Pavilion—small, proportionally scaled, 3-D versions of the actual building, almost like dollhouses. Models are made so that architects can work out how a building will look, function, and be used. They are created before the building itself is built, so there are… Read on

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