Artwork Ambassador

To help students get to know some of the artists and empower them to explore the exhibition, this activity has students serve as “ambassadors,” or representatives, for a work of their choosing in 30 Americans, for when the class visits the exhibition. Start with a conversation about what it means to be an ambassador, or… Read on

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Create a Classroom Magazine

This activity ties to social studies and news projects that you might be working on with your class, inspired by Color Rush: 75 Years of Color Photography in America. A major part of the exhibition focuses on magazines. Artists such as Nickolas Muray, Anton Bruehl, and Paul Outerbridge, Jr., used color to entice people to… Read on

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Living With Art

Give students a printout of a work of art to take home and “live with”—they should hang it up in a place where they will see it every day. What did you fall in love with? What bothered you? What do you still wonder about? What did your family think of the work when you… Read on

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Museum Labels

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… Read on

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Research Ready

Use a work of art as inspiration for a research project. Choose a group of artworks that fit with your curriculum and allow students to choose one, or have your class work on one piece that you choose. Have students divide a piece of paper into two columns with the headers “What we can know… Read on

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