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Solos: New Design from Israel
First museum exhibition of contemporary Israeli design in the United States. Works by eighteen Israel-based designers who are exploring the sculptural, material, functional, and conceptual possibilities of useful things.
Provider: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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SOS Handbook
Document previewing a larger body of curriculum-friendly resources that explore public sculpture through the lenses of history, visual arts, conservation science, and literature.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Space: National Air and Space Museum Gallery Guide
Short outline of the Museum’s most memorable space-related displays and artifacts, designed to be printed by a visitor prior to an on-site visit.
Provider: National Air and Space Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Speaking of Pictures: Charles Burchfield’s Orion in December
Using your mouse, discover details about the watercolor Orion in December. Includes background information on the artist.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Speaking of Pictures: John Singer Sargent’s Elizabeth Winthrop Chanler (Mrs. John Jay Chapman)
Roll over parts of this painted portrait to reveal interesting facts and background information about the artist and the artwork.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Speaking of Pictures: My Children by Abbot Handerson Thayer
Roll over this heroic painting to reveal meaning and insight. Provides information on the life and work of Abbot Handerson Thayer.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Speaking of Pictures: Thomas LeClear´s Interior with Portraits
Find this image´s "hot spots" to gain insight and background on the artist and the artwork.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Squint Eyes: Artist and Indian Scout
Drawings by a Plains Indian held prisoner in the late 19th century, which depict life on the plains and Indian Army interactions. Includes images along with descriptions of their historical context and content.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): General audience
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Stamp Mural Mosaics
Lesson plan showing students how to use cancelled stamps in a variety of creative projects. Includes lessons for different class subjects, printable worksheets, suggestions, and a photo gallery.
Provider: National Postal Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Story of the Beautiful
Online exhibit on James McNeill Whistler's Asian-inspired “Peacock Room,” a permanent display at the Freer. The site includes panoramic virtual tours of the room as it looked in a London townhouse in 1876 and in its reassembled form in the Detroit home of industrial Charles Lang Freer. A timeline puts the room into the context of nineteenth-century British and American history.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
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Grade(s): 9–12, General audience
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Superhighway Scholars
In this activity, students examine the multimedia video installation piece Electronic Superhighway by Nam June Paik and create original collages representing their home states. The artwork can be uploaded and displayed on the site.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Superhighway Scholars Teacher Guide
Teachers’ guide for Nam June Paik’s multimedia installation work Electronic Superhighway designed for elementary-school students studying state history. Lesson includes collaborative learning and peer review.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Symbols in a Story: What's What?
Interactive in which players go deep inside the painting "Achelous and Hercules" by American regionalist Thomas Hart Benton. The artist set the Greek myth in rural Missouri, giving it a new figurative meaning. The activity introduces the literary devices of symbol, simile, and metaphor.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Symbols in Art: Who's Who?
Interactive in which players try to match three figures from classical mythology with the visual symbols of their stories.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The 1896 Washington Salon & Art Photographic Exhibition
Online exhibit telling the story of how the 1896 Washington Salon and Art Photographic Exhibition led to the creation of the Smithsonian’s “Section of Photography,” the role three prestigious Washington, D.C., organizations played in its creation, and how amateur photography came to be viewed as art. Designed to make viewers feel as if they were visiting the Salon, by browsing through photographs and text panels, the exhibit provides a unique view into the history of photography in America and the Smithsonian.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Adventures of Hamza
Website introducing the story of Hamza, uncle of the Prophet Muhammed, told through the illustrated book created between 1556 and 1572 under Mughal Indian emperor Akbar. Includes the historical context of the book, pictures from the book organized by character, and excerpts to go along with the pictures.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): All grades
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The Albatross Philippines Expedition
Information on the biggest fish-collection expedition, which took place between 1907 and 1910. Includes pages on the boat, the expedition, and the collection that resulted.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Art and Life of William H. Johnson
Set of four lessons (grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12) in which students examine works by African American painter William H. Johnson. Younger students list elements of the pictures, identifying colors and shapes and such objects as farm equipment, crops, and animals. Older students compare Johnson’s work with that of painter Allan Rohan Crite.
Provider: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access
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Grade(s): All grades
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The Art of Tattooing
Online exhibition that takes an anthropological look at a tattoo studio in Washington, D.C. Considers tattooing as both art and ritual.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): 9–12
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The Artful Presidency: Selections from the Archives of American Art
Online exhibition on the intersecting lives of American artists and American presidents. Primary source materials include letters to artists from Andrew Jackson, Herbert Hoover, Theodore Roosevelt, and Franklin Roosevelt, and a handwritten poem by in praise of sculptor Hiram Powers by John Quincy Adams.
Provider: Archives of American Art
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Central American Ceramics Research Project
Website with 3D images of ancient Central American ceramics. Rotate objects 360 degrees and zoom into high resolution images to view details.
Provider: Smithsonian Latino Center
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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The Great Depression
Portion of the "Scenes of American Life" module looking at artwork and the American experience during the Great Depression.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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The Hands of the Potter
Video featuring a demonstration by a Sundi potter in the Republic of Congo, who produces perfect vessels from moist clay. Available for a 3-week loan at no charge.
Provider: National Museum of African Art
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Grade(s): All grades
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The Mask of Lincoln Portfolio Set
Downloadable portfolio version of a National Portrait Gallery exhibition, "One Life: The Mask of Lincoln." Commentary accompanies ten iconic photographs.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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The Peacock Room
Website telling the story of the Peacock Room designed by James McNeil Whistler, on view at the Freer Gallery. Includes suggested reading and printable version.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Process of Making Posters
Section of the “Posters American Style” exhibit that includes a “how-to” as well as three activities that demonstrate how poster artists make important conceptual and design choices that directly affect their audience.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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The Renwick at Twenty-five
Exhibition presenting just over one hundred works of art by ninety-two craft artists in celebration of the silver anniversary of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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The Renwick Gallery
Visit the Renwick Gallery’s online site to learn more about one of the finest collections of American craft in the United States. Explore collections, tours, and exhibitions.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India
Online exhibit featuring bronze sculptures from the South Indian Chola dynasty, which ruled from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries. Includes video narration on bronze casting process, description of the religious figures often turned into bronze statues, background on the religious ceremonies and festivals which use bronze statues, and history of the Chola dynasty.
Provider: Freer and Sackler Galleries
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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The Story of the Armory Show
Online exhibition marking the centennial of a pivotal event in the history of art: the International Exhibition of Modern Art (known as the Armory Show), where Americans got their first look at works by Picasso, Braque, Gris, Matisse, and Duchamp. The materials are arranged on a timeline.
Provider: Archives of American Art
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Grade(s): 9–12
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