Fine Arts

Fine Arts (X) - High (X)

Telestrations

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Telestrations is designed for 4 to 8 players. As with the classic game "Telephone," the bigger the group, the more confusing -- and funny -- things can get. Gameplay requires little more than the included erasable markers and sketch books.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Special Education
ELA
Fine Arts
Play Time: 
10 min.
Telestrations

Long Live the King

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The king is dying! Historically, in less civilized kingdoms, the reigning monarch had to worry about surviving first, and naming an heir second. However, in larger and more civilized kingdoms, power was often distributed among court nobles and the monarch was fairly stable.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Fine Arts
Play Time: 
120 min.
Long Live the King

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.

Grade Level: 
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

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

Everyday Life in the Renaissance (2004)

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What was it like to live during the Renaissance? This program explores the typical homes, diets, and clothing of the period. Examines how due to a surging economy, many people had more money to spend on new household items, spices, and clothing. Witness the changing roles of work, education, religion, art, and family life over three centuries across Europe.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Everyday Life in the Renaissance

Renaissance Art, Music & Literature (2004)

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Explores the newly discovered uses of realism, mathematics, and perspective in art; the introduction of new musical instruments and changes in musical style; and how literature flourished thanks to the innovation of the printing press. Explores Leonardo, Machiavelli, and Shakespeare, whose works continue to be admired and emulated today. DVD divided into chapters.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Renaissance Art, Music & Literature

Renaissance Science & Invention (2004)

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Explores the people, ideas, and inventions behind the major scientific breakthroughs in astronomy, physics, anatomy, and mathematics. Examines scientific greats including Galileo, Kepler, and Brunelleschi, and discusses how the life of a scientist often conflicted with existing religious beliefs. DVD divided into chapters. Includes discussion questions and Spanish soundtrack option.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Renaissance Science & Invention

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