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Incubation effect installation
Exhibition

The Incubation Effect

On View through September 9, 2019

Inspired by the natural world, Denver artist Nicole Anona Banowetz has created a larger-than-life, immersive "insect nursery" made from sewn inflatable sculptures and assembled forms. She says, “Forget that the work is art for a moment and have the sort of pure interaction you would have in nature.” More

Tête et Oiseau (Head and Bird), Joan Miró, 1967
Art Exploration

Building with Natural Found Objects

This self-directed exploration supports children’s experimentation with forms, structures, and materials, as they build and balance found objects from nature.

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The Significance of the Mundane
Lesson Plan

The Significance of the Mundane

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will work collaboratively to construct and defend a written argument that addresses how to use evidence from history to maintain society and avoid repeating an environmental or other concern that started from something seemingly insignificant.

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Linguistic Holes
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Linguistic Holes

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine Hubert Candelario’s Jar and learn about the methods and intentions behind its creation. They will then apply the artist’s intentions to written works and use “holes” to create a new, aesthetically pleasing literary creation.

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Oh, the Opportunities!
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Oh, the Opportunities!

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will view and discuss Hubert Candelario's Jar and invent imaginative possibilities for its use.

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What Happened?
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What Happened?

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

Students will examine Roxanne Swentzell’s The Things I Have to Do to Maintain Myself and create a story about the piece.

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Round and Round: Circles and Cylinders
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Round and Round: Circles and Cylinders

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

Children will explore the concept of holes and cylinders by first using their bodies and then exploring how to make holes with clay. Hubert Candelario‘s Jar will serve as their inspiration for the activities.

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Her Story of Now
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Her Story of Now

Elementary (grades K-5)
Two 50 minute lessons

Students will tell a story or recount an experience that they believe has importance and relevance to contemporary society and their community. Students will support their opinion with appropriate information and follow an age-appropriate writing process.

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What’s in a Story?
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What’s in a Story?

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will examine The Things I Have to Do to Maintain Myself and write a story about the piece.

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Little Things Make Big Things Possible
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Little Things Make Big Things Possible

Secondary (grades 6-12)
Two 50 minute lessons

Students will explore Roxanne Swentzell’s notion that many little things make big things possible by keeping a journal about the “little things” they do each week.

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The Story of Us
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The Story of Us

Secondary (grades 6-12)
Two 50 minute lessons

Students will use a writing technique similar to innovating on a text, but rather than working with a text, students will interpret the story of Mud Woman Rolls On from various points of view.

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Inspired Innovation
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Inspired Innovation

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Let’s get creative and innovative as we discover a modern take on Pueblo style American Indian pottery through Tony Jojola’s Untitled (Kilt Series 06). After investigating Jojola’s jar, students will create their own window art inspired by Jojola’s unique blend of old and new.

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What to Wear
Lesson Plan

What to Wear

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will learn about The Things I Have to Do to Maintain Myself and what the kosha (the character featured in the sculpture is a kosha) is wearing and why.

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Sparking Imagination
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Sparking Imagination

Secondary (grades 6-12)
One 60 minute lesson

Students will examine the artistic characteristics of the sculpture Spiritual Messenger, learn about the biogeographical journey of the artist, and write a creative short story that incorporates the sculpture.

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What Does it Mean to Innovate?
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What Does it Mean to Innovate?

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 30 minute lesson

Give the term “innovation” grounding in a concrete object by leading your students through a guided discussion of innovation based on Tony Jojola’s innovative twist on traditional Pueblo pottery.

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Something Completely Unexpected
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Something Completely Unexpected

Secondary (grades 6-12)
Two to Four 50 minute lessons

Students will use innovation to create an object and develop the illusion that it is made from something not traditionally associated with the nature of the object.

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Out of the Ruins
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Out of the Ruins

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 60 minute lesson

Students will discover how materials can be reused to create new works of art, and describe how Spiritual Messenger exhibits both realistic and expressive characteristics. Students will write a poem describing the human-like characteristics of found objects.

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There are Holes in Your Story!
Lesson Plan

There are Holes in Your Story!

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 50 minute lesson

Students will observe and discuss Hubert Candelario's Jar and then create a sequenced narrative of events about a familiar process. Students will check each other’s stories for missing information, or "holes," in the story.

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Talking in Sculptures
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Talking in Sculptures

Secondary (grades 6-12)
Two 50 minute lessons

Students will identify the issues and events involving American Indians as represented on Wheel. They will research one of the events and develop a presentation of their findings.

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A Stitch in Time
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A Stitch in Time

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One 30 minute lesson

Children will use their bodies and faces to express feelings and states of mind in order to prepare them to look at and talk about how Roxanne Swentzell’s sculpture The Things I Have To Do To Maintain Myself shows emotion and focus.

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