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Student Activity: Make a Movie Poster


What if a work of art became a movie? Use your observation skills and imagination to design a poster that will make everyone want to run out and see this flick! 

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. 

Saito Kiyoshi, Rain, Paris (A), 1960.

Archibald John Motley Jr., Nightlife, 1943.

  • 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: 6-12

Common Core State Standards: R.2, R.3, R.6, R.7, R.10, W.1, W.2, W.3


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