Of Heaven and Earth: Glasgow Museum

The City of Glasgow possesses one of the finest civic collections of Italian paintings. Exquisite early canvases by Giovanni Bellini, Sandro Botticelli, and Titian highlight their holdings. The museums are also endowed with masterpieces by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century painters such as Francesco Guardi and Antonio Mancini. Accordingly, their collection reflects the true breadth of the… Read on

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Of Heaven and Earth: Exhibition Walkthrough

Opening with some of the earliest and most refined examples of Italian painting, including Sandro Botticelli’s stunning Annunciation, the exhibition Of Heaven and Earth unfolds chronologically. The High Renaissance is next, with its emphasis on naturalism and rationality, the most familiar qualities of Italian painting. This section contains rare early work by Titian. Subsequently, visitors… Read on

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Siginificant Experiences

Discussion- Reference a point in Kandinsky’s life, such as when he moved back to Russia, when he started working at the Bauhaus, or when his property was confiscated during World War I. What emotions might Kandinsky have felt at this time? Does his work reflect these emotions? Use the text panels in the exhibition to… Read on

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Miss Liberty

Historical subject matter in art can range from transformative events and people to personal histories. Frequently, the most vocal, social, and political artistic commentary has come not from established artists in the mainstream art world, but rather from artists like those represented in Uncommon Folk. The Miss Liberty (ca. 1910) sculpture in the exhibition includes… Read on

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Uncommon Folk Resources

Internet Resources American Folk Art Museum  Folk Art Society of America Folk Life Archive From Windmills to Whirligigs Possum Trot Roadside Art Online: Environments  Sculpture Background   Literature Resources American Folk Art for Kids by Richard Panchyk  Art from Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter by Kathy Whitehead and Shane W. Evans Fish Eyes by… Read on

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Investigate Traditions

Investigate with your students traditions (ethnic and otherwise) that are celebrated during the run of the feature exhibition. Consider reading one of the children’s stories listed below to begin. American Folk Art for Kids by Richard Panchyk Art from Her Heart: Folk Artist Clementine Hunter by Kathy Whitehead and Shane W. Evans Fish Eyes by… Read on

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Culture and Experience

Encourage students to compare the traditions of other ethnicities with their own culture and experience. What customs and rituals are similar, and which are different? Do any of the traditions overlap with their own? Teach respect for different ideas and people. Talk about the elements that are common to everyone. For example, people from different… Read on

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Field Trip to Kenwood House

Take a virtual field trip to Kenwood House before you visit the works of art at the Milwaukee Art Museum. In 1927, Lord Iveagh gave this house, its grounds, and a portion of his own art collection to Great Britain. Now, Kenwood House is a historic house and art museum open to the public. Have… Read on

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Field Trip to Impressionist Europe

Let your students take a “virtual” field trip to the Europe of the Impressionists. Use the Google Earth program to look up the following places that were important to the Impressionists. You may also click on the links to be taken to the Google Maps online page, where you can view in map form, satellite… Read on

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