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Student Activity: Art and Music


This creative activity combines your looking and listening skills to make connections between music and works of art.

Are your students doing this activity at school or at home?

While this activity was designed for use in the museum, you can follow these suggestions to make students’ experience fun and successful in any learning context.

  • Search for high-quality images of artworks in the museum’s collection. Use these suggested artworks or find some on your own. Images can be printed or viewed online. 

Vasily Kandinski. Improvisation No. 30 (Cannons), 1913.

Kerry James Marshall. Vignette #2, 2005.

Claude Monet. Charing Cross Bridge, London, 1901.

  • If students don’t have internet access, they can look for other objects around them that could help them complete the activity.
  • Have students work together with classmates, family members, or friends to complete the activity and share their creations. 

Grade Level: 5-12

Common Core State Standards: SL.1, SL.2, SL.4, SL.6, L.1, L.3, L.6


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