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
Lesson Plan

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
Lesson Plan

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
Field Trip

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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Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America
Field Trip

Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America

Engage your students with creativity, innovation, and playfulness as you explore midcentury American design through furniture, toys, and household objects. Students will explore the history and philosophy of midcentury design with tactile examples in whimsical environments.

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Jordan Casteel, Benyam, 2018
Field Trip

Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze

Grades 2-12

Inspire your students with these large-scale portraits created by artist and Denver native Jordan Casteel. Through a workshop format, students will explore the artist’s process and her ability to reveal individuals that often go unnoticed. Tours are 75 minutes in length.

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Oversized rawhide box with painted geometric shapes in bright colors, on repurposed tipi poles
Art Object Resource

Freedom

2013
Jeffrey Gibson