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Picturing Business in America: Hedcuts in The Wall Street Journal
Online exhibition exploring The Wall Street Journal’s distinctive portrait heads, known as "hedcuts" or "dot-drawings,” that have attained the status of an American icon, readily identifiable with the business publication.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): General audience
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Picturing the 1930s Educational Website
Students increase visual literacy as they learn about the Great Depression in this online exhibition, which includes such primary-source materials as photographs, newsreels, and artists’ memorabilia. Students can create their own documentary movie.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Picturing Words: The Power of Book Illustration
Online exhibit exploring book and manuscript artwork that inspires, informs, or influences. Includes section on the process of illustration, detailed images, and examples organized by theme.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): General audience
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PLAY: It's Not Just for Kids
Lesson asking students to design a space where teenagers can play. Includes listening to a National Public Radio audio transcript that features the Strong National Museum of Play.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Portrait of the Art World: A Century of ARTnews Photographs
Online exhibition with a gallery of images, as well as artist and sitter indices, from the publication ARTnews. Features a background essay on the significance of ARTnews in the art world.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): General audience
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Portrature Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter
Exhibition displays the diversity of contemporary Asian American identity. Portraits offer representations against and beyond the stereotypes that have long obscured the complexity of being Asian in America.
Provider: Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program
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Grade(s): 9–12
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Posters American Style
Website surveying the process of making posters, their historical function, and some of the great graphic images made in the United States over the past century.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Public and Private Photography During the Civil War
Webinar in which curator Shannon Thomas Perich presents Civil War-era photographs to show how photography was incorporated into everyday lives, and how we value those photographs today as historical objects. Objects include an 1860 Rutgers College yearbook, Alexander Gardner’s “Sketchbook of the War,” glass-plate negatives by Mathew Brady, and Lincoln portraits incorporated into cartes-de-visite albums.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Reading When Clay Sings
Worksheet on how to examine objects to explore cultures and people. Includes a readying of When Clay Sings, a book about Native American culture seen through its pottery and imagery. Useful when visiting a museum, library, website, or any location where objects are used to interpret the past. Part of the resource “Pueblo Pots.”
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): General audience
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Red Cloud´s Manikin and His Uncle´s Shirt: Historical Representation in the Museum as Seen Through Photo Analysis
Examines photographs of early manikins representing Plains Indians. Encourages critical thinking and analysis of historical photographs. Includes specific images, their histories, and questions to ask of images in general.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Reflections/Refractions: Self Portraiture in the Twentieth Century Slideshow
This online slideshow complements the National Portrait Gallery exhibition Reflections/Refractions offering a selection of self-portrait to accompany two lesson plans. In these activities, students examine how artists have chosen to represent themselves.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): General audience
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Remix: New Modernities in a Post-Indian World
Online exhibition presenting the artwork of 15 contemporary Native American artists, addressing themes and ideas that transcend their tribal community. The works demonstrate an identity that might be called “post-Indian.”
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): General audience
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Return of the Buddha: The Qingzhou Discoveries
Online exhibit featuring 6th century artifacts recently found in the Qingzhou region of China. Discusses how these discoveries reshaped understandings of Buddhist worship and Chinese sculpture of the time.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): General audience
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Scenes of American Life: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Kit featuring works depicting American life in the first half of the twentieth century, from the Roaring Twenties to World War II and beyond. Includes video, slides, and teacher’s guide.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Science and the Artist's Book
Exhibit exploring links between scientific and artistic creativity through the book format. Showcases artist's books inspired by landmark works of science. Provides insights into the creative side of scientific research. Organized by scientific field.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): General audience
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Season's Greetings: Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art
Online exhibition of handmade Christmas cards by more than thirty modern artists might prompt students' ideas.
Provider: Archives of American Art
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype
Exhibition and image gallery on the American daguerreotype art form. Includes audio clips on the history of daguerreotypes.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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See for Yourself
Young children´s guide to the Free within Ourselves exhibition giving pointers for looking at and interpreting artwork.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Seeing Art in a Historical Context
This lesson helps to develop the critical skill of “reading” a work of art. Students use their prior knowledge of a historical period to make inferences about the piece.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Silhouette Outlines
Lesson reveals how light source, object, and distance affect shadows’ shapes by tracing the shadows to make silhouettes. Activities include experimenting with conditions and describing results.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Singular Impressions: The Monotype in America
Website exploring the monotype art form, American monotype artists, and the process of creating monotypes. Includes a video on the monotype process.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Artwork Search Tool
Search the Smithsonian American Art Museum´s collection of 40,000 art objects. More than 20,000 works are illustrated online. New images added daily.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Docent Outreach: House Calls
Listing of Smithsonian American Art Museum "House Calls," free sessions in which knowledgeable speakers share with your group outstanding images and broad themes in American art and craft.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Student Podcasts
Find inspiration in a collaboration between the Holton-Arms School and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Education Office. Listen to student podcasts describing artworks in our Renwick Gallery.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Video Conferencing
This webpage provides information on classroom videoconferencing and thematic tours of the American Art Museum. Tours focus on visual literacy, learning about history, or celebrating cultural heritage.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Smithsonian American Art Museum: Online Exhibitions
Slideshow versions of the museum’s temporary exhibitions, updated regularly.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center Teaching Kits
Teaching kits employing the approach of the Smithsonian’s museum lab school contain art prints, children’s literature, and objects with lesson plans appropriate for the classroom or museum. Designed for young children. Purchase required.
Provider: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
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Grade(s): PreK–3
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Smithsonian in Your Classroom: Japan: Images of a People
Lesson plans bring Japanese and American art into comparison, illuminating the cultural heritage of Japan. Students create Japanese painted screens.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Smithsonian Institution Digital Repository
Website where you can search, find, and view digitized resources from across the Smithsonian: publications, images of collections, and primary-source documents.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Smithsonian Institution Library Catalog
Website allows visitors to search for onsite resources in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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