Token Response

It’s time for a game–respond to artworks instantaneously! First, print out copies of this sheet of tokens and cut out the icons. Make sure there are enough that each student has one set of tokens. At the Museum, choose a gallery with at least four artworks. Restrict your choices to FOUR works of art in… Read on

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Sew What?

Quilts are rich with tradition and are often associated with particular communities or parts of the country, such as Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Quilts have a variety of established patterns, but their design accommodates the addition of personal elements so that quilters can create quilts that tell personal stories and which reflect their individual tastes.  … Read on

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Pattern and Repetition in Art

Have a group discussion with your students about what kinds of things they saw on their Museum visit to Accidental Genius. Generate a list of people, places, objects, colors, shapes, and words that stood out to them in the artworks they saw. (You may want to use the Image Gallery on the exhibition’s minisite http://mam.org/accidental-genius/gallery.php… Read on

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Found Materials Sculpture

Many of the works in the Accidental Genius exhibition are made from found materials. Found materials are common objects (like house paint, cardboard, or other leftover materials and odds and ends from around the house or rummage sales) or recyclable materials (magazines, cans, paper), all of which are inexpensive or free. In your classroom, collect… Read on

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