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Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now

Taking its name from the type of American movie theater that houses a large number of screens in order to provide a wide variety of movies, the web site for Multiplex, an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), teaches an art history lesson in an entertaining fashion. Introductory comments from Deborah Wye, curator of the exhibition, point out that it was around 1970 that our current...
National Galleries of Scotland: Education

In recent years, the vast majority of museums have deemed public education an imperative. The Education portion of the National Galleries of Scotland's web site provides a nice mix of activities for web site visitors, as well as for those fortunate enough to be able to get to the museum itself, in Edinburgh. Among the interactive web site features, in the "Activities" section on the left, is...
National Gallery of Art Education Division

The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC has grouped the services of its Education Division conveniently at this section of its site. For example, for classes planning in-person trips, the site lists various thematic tours designed to teach geography, history, or language arts using fine arts; each listing includes instructions for ordering accompanying teaching materials and reservation forms...
SFMOMA: Teacher Resources

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) offers this collection of 100 educational resources for K-12 teachers. Many of these resources may also be of interest to youth librarians and teachers in out of school contexts. This collection can be browsed by grade level, subject area, or theme (e.g. Power, Community, or Narrative Process). One highlight of this collection is the Open Studio...
Teaching Critical Thinking through Art

The ambiguity and openness of works of art makes them wonderful objects for critical analysis and reasoning. Teachers and art lovers will enjoy this free online professional development course from the National Gallery of Art (previously featured in the 03-27-2020 edition of the Scout Report). Adapted from the museum's professional development programs for teachers, Teaching Critical Thinking...
The Art Manuals Unwrapped Podcast

Art Manuals Unwrapped is a podcast that currently features 8 episodes recorded during 2020. Hosts Iyabo Oba and Priscilla Wrightson "unpack the ideas and thoughts of different art manual creators and their unique contributions to the Western European art scene," concentrating on the methods artists and art instructors have used to teach people how to draw and paint. For example, Episode 5 is about...
The Art of Teaching the Arts: A Workshop for High School Teachers

Teaching the arts is, as one might expect, an art in itself, and teachers young and old alike will find much to engage their attention on this delightful website. Created as part of the Annenberg Media's educational resource website, this site offers an eight-part professional development workshop for use by music, theater, dance, and visual art teachers. The site includes all eight of the one...
The Arts Education Partnership

Founded in 1995, the Arts Education Partnership (AEP) has worked through its partner organization in leading the national movement to establish education standards that include the arts. Currently the AEP includes over 140 organizations that are national in their scope, and includes government organizations, business groups, and philanthropic foundations. The AEP website is a true cornucopia of...
The Incredible Art Department

At the heart of the Incredible Art Department, provided by an Indiana elementary and middle school art teacher, is the lesson plan section; it contains over 20 lesson plans, submitted by elementary, middle school, high school, and college art teachers. The site also offers links to the best school art on the Net, and a selected monthly school art room, featuring a gallery of that school's work....
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Lesson Plans

These lesson plans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art will take educators and their students into the heart of the collection of this world-renowned cultural institution. Here educators working with students between kindergarten and 12th grade will find lesson plans on such topics as Ancient Mesopotamia, Animal-Inspired Masks and Masquerades, Architecture and the Natural World, and many others....
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