Fine Arts

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Backseat Drawing

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The Hysterical Game of Sketchy Directions! Two teams race to identify drawings done by their own team members. But the artists don’t know what they are drawing—they can only follow the instructions given by another team member.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
ELA
Fine Arts
Play Time: 
20 min.
Backseat Drawing

Masters Gallery

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In Masters Gallery, the players are art critics and gallery owners. All have their own favorite artist in this pantheon of greats—or at least they do until the game begins. Tastes and opinions about each artist’s value change constantly in the world of Old Masters art.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
Fine Arts
Play Time: 
30 min.
Masters Gallery

Dixit Odyssey

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Dixit is a visually stunning game that rewards creativity, imagination and empathy. In Dixit, each player has a hand of beautifully illustrated cards that are evocative of fairy tales, surrealistic painting and dream imagery.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Fine Arts
Special Education
Play Time: 
30 min.
Dixit Odyssey

Pastiche

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A World of Beautiful Colors comes alive as players choose commission cards picturing 34 of the finest European art works of the past six centuries.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
Fine Arts
Play Time: 
45 min.
Pastiche

Fresco

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The ceiling in the cathedral is getting on a bit and is in urgent need of restoration. The bishop is awaiting

Grade Level: 
High
Content Area: 
Fine Arts
Play Time: 
60 min.
Fresco

Science of Music (1998)

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Crank it up – it’s the “Music” episode.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:23
Science of Music

Getting to Know Simms Taback (2005)

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In this video Simms talks about the process and inspiration behind his creation of the Caldecott Honor-winning book There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. Adapted from the lyrics of the famous folk rhyme of the same name, Simms uses die-cuts and his legendary sense of color, design and lyricism to create this masterpiece of childrens literature.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:18
Getting to Know Simms Taback

Lon Po Po

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The familiar story of Red-Riding Hood is reset in the Chinese countryside.  Three children work together to outsmart a wolf who is pretending to be their grand mother, or Po Po.

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Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:11
Lon Po Po

Planting a Rainbow

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Planting a garden is an activity that brings the wonders and joys of the life cycle into the lives of both children and adults.

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Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:08
Planting a Rainbow

Ish

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Ramon loved to draw.  He drew everywhere and everything.  He never put down his pencil until...

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:08
Ish

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2001)

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Progam 1: The Metropolitan Museum Of Art (60 min.): Sister Wendy Beckett introduces the museum and looks at a fragmentary sculpture of an Egyptian queen, Islamic art and a page from the Koran, Watteau, porcelain figures from the Commedia dell'Arte, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, art from New Guinea, Balthus, Medieval Art and the Cloisters, Velazquez, Egyptian art, women as artists, Marie-Denise Vill

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
02:00
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2001)

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Program 1: Kimble Art Museum (60 min.): Sister Wendy Beckett introduces the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth and looks at several artists and works including Maillol, a terracotta head of a Nigerian king, Cezanne, Hindu scultpture, Piet Mondrian, a Japanese screen, Caravaggio, George de la Tour, Caspar David Friedrich, Standing Maitreya Bodhisattva from Thailand, sculpture from Pakistan, Ercole d

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
02:00
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Art Institute of Chicago; The Cleveland Museum of Art (2001)

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Program 1: Art Institute of Chicago (60 min.): Sister Wendy Beckett looks at American Gothic by Grant Wood, Chimu (pre-Incan) art from Peru, Joan Mitchell, Edward Hopper, Picasso, 18th century ceramic art, a West-African drum, Manfredi, pre-Columbian art from Central America, Manet, Marc Chagall, Renoir, Chinese sculpture, 12th century Korean pottery, George Innes, Puryear, Georges Seurat.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
02:00
The Art Institute of Chicago; The Cleveland Museum of Art

American Art 1785-1926: Seven Artist Profiles

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This DVD contains seven video presentations on American artists of the 19th century. A 32-page viewer's guide accompanying the DVD includes a biography of each artist and reproductions of featured works. Separate video segments, each under 30 minutes, explore the lives and careers of John James Audubon, William Merritt Chase, Frederic Edwin Church, Winslow Homer, Thomas Moran, John F.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:30
American Art 1785-1926: Seven Artist Profiles

A History of the Renaissance (2004)

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Investigates the driving forces behind this brilliant period of artistic and scientific achievement. Discover how humanists like Petrarch pioneered the rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman culture, sparking an explosion of creativity and innovation. Changes abound in politics and religion as well.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
A History of the Renaissance

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