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K–12 Online Learning Resources

We are in the process of updating this page to bring you more K–12 digital content and resources. Please check back!

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 on view and their locations. NOTE: Our 2nd floor galleries are currently closed. Get information about our new hours, ticketing, and other details.

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


Elementary Students
While we recommend these resources for elementary students, they may be adjusted to support middle and high school students.

AMERICAN ART

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

Joseph Stella, “The Virgin” Collection Highlight

Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera

John Singer Sargent Watercolors

Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum

Francis Guy, “Winter Scene in Brooklyn” Collection Highlight

ARTS OF AFRICA

Disguise: Masks and Global African Art

Unidentified Kongo artist, “Power Figure” Collection Highlight

ARTS OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD

Prince Yahya Collection Highlight

ARTS OF ASIA

Arts of China Teaching Toolkit

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

CONTEMPORARY ART

Ai Weiwei: According to What?

Jesper Just: Romantic Delusions

Hernan Bas: Works from the Rubell Family Collection

© MURAKAMI

Sun K. Kwak: Enfolding 280 Hours

Ron Mueck

ELIZABETH A. SACKLER CENTER FOR FEMINIST ART

Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence

Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey

The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago Long-term installation

EGYPTIAN, CLASSICAL, ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN ART

Unknown Roman artist, “Mosaic of Lion” Collection Highlight

“Nefertiti,” Egypt, Amarna Period Collection Highlight

Pharaohs, Queens, and Goddesses

EUROPEAN ART

Gustave Caillebotte: Impressionist Paintings from Paris to the Sea


Middle School Students
While we recommend these resources for middle school students, they may be adjusted to support elementary and high school students.

AMERICAN ART

HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture

Thomas Hart Benton, “Louisiana Rice Fields” Collection Highlight

Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains

ARTS OF AFRICA

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui

Gora Mbengue, “Al-Buraq” Collection Highlight

ARTS OF THE AMERICAS

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

Huastec artist, “Life-Death Figure” Collection Highlight

CONTEMPORARY ART

Agitprop!

Question Bridge: Black Males

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

Sanford Biggers: Sweet Funk—An Introspective

The Eye of the Artist: The Work of Devorah Sperber

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

Keith Haring: 1978–1982

Joe Overstreet, “Power Flight” Collection Highlight

ELIZABETH A. SACKLER CENTER FOR FEMINIST ART

Judith Scott—Bound and Unbound

Lorna Simpson: Gathered

Kiki Smith: Sojourn

“Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts

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

EGYPTIAN, CLASSICAL, ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN ART

To Live Forever: Art and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt

Unearthing the Truth: Egypt’s Pagan and Coptic Sculpture

EUROPEAN ART

James Tissot: “The Life of Christ”


High School Students

While we recommend these resources for high school students, they may be adjusted to support elementary and middle school students.

American Art:
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008
Valerie Hegarty: Alternative Histories
American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection
Tigers of Wrath: Watercolors by Walton Ford

Contemporary Art:
Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe
Fred Tomaselli
Yinka Shonibare MBE
Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks
Andy Warhol: The Last Decade

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art:
Burning Down the House: Building a Feminist Art Collection
Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968
Materializing “Six Years”: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art

Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern Art:
The Fertile Goddess

European Art:
Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World