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Looking and Learning in the Art Museum — Lesson 2

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Is there a difference between examining an original work of art and viewing a reproduction? Class members are asked to reflect on this question after researching a piece, study a reproduction of it, and the examining the original in an art gallery collection.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • If visiting a museum is not a possibility, check out the many virtual tours available on the Internet
  • Most appropriate for art or art history classes
Classroom Considerations
  • The second in a three-lesson unit
  • Requires prior knowledge of how to analyze a work of art
  • Presumes class members are able to visit a museum
  • Includes lessons designed specifically for grades 6–8 and 9–12
  • Also included is a link to an Elements of Art worksheet
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