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Exhibition Materials

Exhibition teachers’ packets offer in-depth information and a variety of learning tools related to select Museum exhibitions.

Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano

Developed for K–12 educators, this teaching poster explores a magnificent set of sliding doors by Japanese master Kano Tan'yū. The classroom resource includes background information about the artwork, the artist, and the Kano school of painting as well as curriculum connections.

Represent: 200 Years of African American Art

Represent: 200 Years of African American Art and this accompanying teacher resource celebrate the innovation, creativity, and determination of African American artists. This resource was developed for K–12 classroom teachers to use with their students before, after, or instead of a visit to the exhibition.

Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392–1910

This resource includes connections to educational standards, curriculum connections, glossary, resource list, and a teaching poster.

Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis

Following the main themes of the exhibition, this guide was developed primarily for classroom teachers in grades 5–12 for use with their students. It contains curriculum connections with suggested classroom activities that teachers may adapt for use with younger students.

"Great and Mighty Things": Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection

Works included appeal to diverse students and offer rich connections with the art, language arts, social studies, science, and math curricula.

Full Spectrum: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop

Twelve prints from Full Spectrum are featured in this resource designed for students and teachers. Through this resource, we hope to encourage them to explore issues of identity, both personal and cultural, as expressed by different artists.

Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt

This resource guide explores the exhibition Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt as well as the African American quiltmaking traditions seen in quilts from the Museum's own collection. Curriculum connections, a glossary, and suggestions for further study are also included.

Renoir Landscapes

This online teacher's resource includes a biography of Renoir and a timeline of his life, as well as a look at several of the artist's paintings, curriculum connections, and recommended books and websites.

African Art, African Voices

This teachers' packet includes curriculum resources, recommended readings, maps, and a vocabulary guide.

Dox Thrash: An African American Master Printmaker Rediscovered

Learn about the achievements of this important African American artist, who rose to national prominence during the late 1930s. Each section of the site includes downloadable PDFs of the information provided.

Manet and the Sea

Learn about Èdouard Manet and his contemporaries through images, writing and drawing activities, and a chronology.

Salvador Dalí

Discover Dalí in this packet including images, a biography, a pronunciation guide, and suggested classroom activities.

“Shocking!” The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli

This packet features unique ideas for teaching about textiles, fashion history, and Schiaparelli's connection to Surrealism.

Thomas Eakins: American Realist

These teaching materials feature an extensive biography of Philadelphian Thomas Eakins, as well as a closer look at three of his paintings.


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