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Exhibition Materials

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


Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life

Still life is a window onto our world. Explore the changes in American culture by comparing and contrasting two paintings of a fish bowl, one from 1867 and one from 1974. This teaching resource is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life.

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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. It includes background information about the artwork, the artist, and the Kano school of painting as well as curriculum connections. This resource is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano.

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Represent: 200 Years of African American Art

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

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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. It is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910.

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Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis

Following the main themes of the exhibition Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis, 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.

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

Works included in this resource appeal to diverse students and offer rich connections with the art, language arts, social studies, science, and math curricula. This teaching resource is offered in conjunction with the exhibition "Great and Mighty Things": Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection.

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Full Spectrum: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop

Twelve prints from the exhibition Full Spectrum: Prints from the Brandywine Workshop 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.

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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.

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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. It is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Renoir Landscapes.

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African Art, African Voices

This teachers' packet includes curriculum resources, recommended readings, maps, and a vocabulary guide. This resource is offered in conjunction with the exhibition African Art, African Voices: Long Steps Never Broke a Back.

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Salvador Dalí

Discover Dalí in this packet including images, a biography, a pronunciation guide, and suggested classroom activities. This resource is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Salvador Dalí.

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Manet and the Sea

Learn about Èdouard Manet and his contemporaries through images, writing and drawing activities, and a chronology. This resource is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Manet and the Sea.

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“Shocking!” The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli

Discover unique ideas for teaching about textiles, fashion history, and Schiaparelli's connection to Surrealism. This resource is offered in conjunction with the exhibition "Shocking!" The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli.

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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. This resource is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Dox Thrash: An African American Master Printmaker Rediscovered.

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Thomas Eakins: American Realist

This resource features an extensive biography of Philadelphian Thomas Eakins, as well as a closer look at three of his paintings. It is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Thomas Eakins: American Realist.

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