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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.
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While we recommend these resources for elementary students, they may be adjusted to support middle and high school students.
Joseph Stella, “The Virgin” Collection Highlight
Francis Guy, “Winter Scene in Brooklyn” Collection Highlight
Unidentified Kongo artist, “Power Figure” Collection Highlight
Prince Yahya Collection Highlight
“Wine Jar with Fish and Aquatic Plants,” China, early 14th century Collection Highlight
The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago Long-term installation
Unknown Roman artist, “Mosaic of Lion” Collection Highlight
“Nefertiti,” Egypt, Amarna Period Collection Highlight
Middle School Students
While we recommend these resources for middle school students, they may be adjusted to support elementary and high school students.
Thomas Hart Benton, “Louisiana Rice Fields” Collection Highlight
Gora Mbengue, “Al-Buraq” Collection Highlight
“From Spanish and Indian, Mestizo,” Mexico, early 18th century Collection Highlight (Spanish and English)
Huastec artist, “Life-Death Figure” Collection Highlight
Kehinde Wiley, “Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps” Collection Highlight
Joe Overstreet, “Power Flight” Collection Highlight
While we recommend these resources for high school students, they may be adjusted to support elementary and middle school students.
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
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