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K–12 Online Learning Resources

Please check back for additional K–12 digital content and resources.

All of these PDFs feature at least one artwork from our collection or a special exhibition, and include high-resolution color images, background information, questions for viewing, and activity ideas. We hope you find creative ways to integrate these resources into your curricula, and that they help promote student engagement.

Learn more about our collection with our searchable database that indicates artworks currently on view and their locations.

Share your teaching stories with us! If you use these materials, let us know by emailing school.programs@brooklynmuseum.org.
 

Contemporary (2000–present)

Photography/Film/Video

Agitprop!

Disguise: Masks and Global African Art

Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence

Ai Weiwei: According to What?

Question Bridge: Black Males

HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture

Jesper Just: Romantic Delusions

Painting/Drawing/Printmaking

Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008

Kehinde Wiley, “Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps” Collection Highlight

Hernan Bas: Works from the Rubell Family Collection

© MURAKAMI

Burning Down the House: Building a Feminist Art Collection

Tigers of Wrath: Watercolors by Walton Ford (Grades K–5)

Tigers of Wrath: Watercolors by Walton Ford (Middle and High School)

Decorative Arts/Textiles

Judith Scott—Bound and Unbound

Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains

Mixed Media/Installation/Sculpture

Disguise: Masks and Global African Art

Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence

Judith Scott—Bound and Unbound

Ai Weiwei: According to What?

Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey

Valerie Hegarty: Alternative Histories

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui

Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe

Sanford Biggers: Sweet Funk—An Introspective

Sun K. Kwak: Enfolding 280 Hours

Lorna Simpson: Gathered

Kiki Smith: Sojourn

The Eye of the Artist: The Work of Devorah Sperber

Ron Mueck

Fred Tomaselli

Yinka Shonibare MBE

 

20th Century (1900–1999)

Photography/Film/Video

Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present

Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera

Painting/Drawing/Printmaking

Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks

John Singer Sargent Watercolors

Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum

Joseph Stella, “The Virgin” Collection Highlight

Andy Warhol: The Last Decade

Gora Mbengue, “Al-Buraq” Collection Highlight

HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture

Keith Haring: 1978–1982

Thomas Hart Benton, “Louisiana Rice Fields” Collection Highlight

Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties

Mixed Media/Installation/Sculpture

Disguise: Masks and Global African Art

Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago Long-term installation (currently on view)

Joe Overstreet, “Power Flight” Collection Highlight

Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968

Materializing “Six Years”: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art

HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture

 

 

19th Century (1800–1899)

Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World

Disguise: Masks and Global African Art

Francis Guy, “Winter Scene in Brooklyn” Collection Highlight (currently on view)

Prince Yahya Collection Highlight

“Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts

Unidentified Kongo artist, “Power Figure” Collection Highlight

Gustave Caillebotte: Impressionist Paintings from Paris to the Sea

American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection

James Tissot: “The Life of Christ”

Healing the Wounds of War: The Brooklyn Sanitary Fair of 1864

 

 

Ancient to 18th Century (5000 B.C.E. –1799 C.E.)

Disguise: Masks and Global African Art

“From Spanish and Indian, Mestizo,” Mexico, early 18th century Collection Highlight

Huastec artist, “Life-Death Figure” Collection Highlight

“Wine Jar with Fish and Aquatic Plants,” China, early 14th century Collection Highlight

To Live Forever: Art and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt

Unknown Roman artist, “Mosaic of Lion” Collection Highlight

Unearthing the Truth: Egypt’s Pagan and Coptic Sculpture

“Nefertiti,” Egypt, Amarna Period Collection Highlight (currently on view)

The Fertile Goddess

Pharaohs, Queens, and Goddesses