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The masks illustrated and discussed in this packet, all from the Art Institute collection, demonstrate the great variety of form content, and medium which characterize mask production in Africa. The...
Teacher Manual: Masks of Africa
This set of activities relates to the combination of human and anumal features and attributes in the art of the ancient Americas. For example, the feline characteristics of the jaguar often...
Classroom Activity: Human and Animal Forms
In a career that spanned nearly fifty years, Louis Comfort Tiffany expanded and elevated decorative arts in America. He utilized all media—decorative arts, architecture, painting, and sculpture—to...
Essay: <em>Hanging Head Dragonfly Shade on Mosaic and Turtleback Base</em> Made by Tiffany Studios
In this lesson, students will examine and discuss Hanging Head Dragonfly Shade on Mosaic and Turtleback Base and explore how artists have used nature for inspiration. They will then design a...
Lesson Plan: Inspired by Nature
A brief essay focusing on Cabin in the Cotton by Horace Pippin. Includes discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions.
Artwork and Artist Information: <em>Cabin in the Cotton</em> by Horace Pippin
Stories shape our knowledge and understanding of the world we live in. Telling stories helps all of us to understand who we are and what we believe. For visual artists the challenge is to tell a...
Teacher Manual: Telling Images: Stories in Art
An introduction to Gauguin's intriguing painting of Tahitian women in front of a thatched house. Just like its title, the painting leaves the viewer with questions.
Taoism is a world of beliefs, writings, ceremonial practices, study, art, and philosophy that strives to harmonize the life of human beings with the forever and naturally changing universe. This...
Teacher Manual: Taoism and the Arts of China: Journey to Perfect Harmony
The arts of Africa are a vehicle for showing students the intricate tapestry of diverse peoples, languages, and cultures that is Africa. By using examples from the African collection of the Art...
Teacher Manual: Arts of Africa
Art plays an integral role in the daily lives of African people. While their forms, textures, and colors may be visually dazzling, awe-inspiring, or even frightening, African art objects also provide...
Teacher Manual: Arts of Africa
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