Man standing to speak at a town meeting
Field Trip

Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom

Students will examine how illustrators in the 1940s and beyond became important storytellers who advanced important civic ideas through their creative advertising and images in this exhibition featuring Norman Rockwell and his contemporaries.

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Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington
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Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington

Take your students on a journey to explore how two American artists helped shape a national identity that valued self-reliance, independence, and perseverance.

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One of Monet's paintings of water lilies
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Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature

Inspire your students with the intimate landscapes of Claude Monet. This exhibition will focus on the celebrated French Impressionist artist’s enduring relationship with nature and his response to the varied and distinct places in which he worked.

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Oversized rawhide box with painted geometric shapes in bright colors, on repurposed tipi poles
Lesson Plan

Identity at Large

Elementary (grades K-5)
Two 45 minute lessons

Students will examine Jeffrey Gibson’s parfleche (pronounced “par-flesh”)-inspired artwork Freedom, and explore how it might express his identity.

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Oversized rawhide box with painted geometric shapes in bright colors, on repurposed tipi poles
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What do you carry?

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One to Three 30—60 minute lessons

This lesson connects to Jeffrey Gibson's Freedom with the idea that we make choices about what we carry and why.

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Oversized rawhide box with painted geometric shapes in bright colors, on repurposed tipi poles
Lesson Plan

Layer on Layer

Early childhood (ages 3-5)
One to Four 30 minute lessons

Young learners will explore the layers of geometric shapes in Jeffrey Gibson's Freedom, and explore a variety of types of materials to make a multi-layered art work of their own.

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Symbolic Understanding
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Symbolic Understanding

Elementary (grades K-5)
One 60 minute lesson

Students will work collaboratively to research and respond to the use of symbols in the Eyedazzler Blanket/Rug and what those symbols can tell us about the history of the people and the artist who created it.

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Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection
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Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection

Through these British paintings created between the 16th and 20th centuries, students will investigate the conflicts, controversies, and achievements depicted, and their modern day impacts.

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