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Late 19th-Century European Art (2005)

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The final decades of the nineteenth century witnessed the development of new art forms and styles as a reaction to the academic traditions that had prevailed for over a century. This DVD contains four video presentations about 19th-century European painters and related art movements.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
02:15
Late 19th-Century European Art

Forward, 54th! (2013)

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Written and directed by Mary Hall Surface, the play Forward, 54th! was commissioned by the National Gallery of Art in 2013 in honor of the exhibition Tell It with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial. The Gallery staged 24 performances between September 2013 and March 2014.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
00:32
Forward, 54th!

Ancient Egyptian and Greek Art (2006)

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The National Gallery of Art strives to present exhibitions of art from times and cultures beyond its own collections. This DVD comprises four video programs made in conjunction with special exhibitions on the art and cultures of ancient Egypt and Greece.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
01:23
Ancient Egyptian and Greek Art

Art from Asia (2006)

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The National Gallery of Art strives to present exhibitions of art from times and cultures beyond its own collections. This DVD comprises four programs made in conjunction with special exhibitions on the art and cultures of China, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Japan. They explore an array of subjects: architecture, landscape gardening, archaeology, music, poetry, storytelling, and sculpture.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
01:35
Art from Asia

New World Archaeology (2006)

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The National Gallery of Art strives to present exhibitions of art from times and cultures beyond its own collections. This DVD includes two programs on ancient Olmec and Maya cultures and includes live footage of major Olmec and Maya sites in Mesoamerica.

  • Olmec Art of Ancient Mexico 18 minutes
  • Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya 30 minutes
Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:48
New World Archaeology

Pompeii and the Roman Villa (2008)

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This film explores art and culture around the Bay of Naples before Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE. The bay was then a favorite resort for vacationing Romans. Julius Caesar, emperors, and senators were among those who owned sumptuous villas along its shores.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:30
Pompeii and the Roman Villa