Art

A Place To Be (1979)

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A biography of the East Building of the National Gallery of Art: A landmark of art and architecture

A Place to Be is a superb "biography of a building," tracing the contemporary design and construction of the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

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High
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00:55
A Place To Be

Programs about the National Gallery of Art (2005)

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These four programs provide detailed overviews about the National Gallery of Art, its history, development, and construction; founder Andrew W. Mellon; and architects John Russell Pope and I.M. Pei. They also include rare photographs and historic film footage.

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High
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01:48
Programs about the National Gallery of Art

Making Art (2010)

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This DVD collection of six video presentations filmed in studios, laboratories, and museum galleries provides rare behind-the-scenes experiences. It introduces art elements, such as color and perspective; demonstrates artistic techniques ranging from sculpture to printmaking; and studies conservation issues related to art objects.

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02:27
Making Art

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
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High
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00:48
New World Archaeology

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.

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High
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01:23
Ancient Egyptian and Greek Art

Picturing France

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Picturing France, 1830-1900 is a learning resource intended primarily for middle and upper grade levels. It takes a multifaceted look at nineteenth-century painting in France, as well as the culture that both produced and is reflected by that art. Organized by region, it provides a quick glance at the setting, history, and cultural life of Paris, the Île-de-France, the mountain areas of Franche-Comté and Auvergne, Normandy, Brittany, and Provence, in addition to a more in-depth examination of more than fifty works of art.

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An Eye for Art

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Presented by the National Gallery of Art, this family-oriented resource brings together in one lively, activity-packed book a selection of forty art features from the National Gallery of Art's popular quarterly NGAkids. Each feature introduces an artist and several works from the Gallery's collections and is paired with activities to inspire creative writing, focused looking, and artistic development in children ages 7 and up.

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Art&

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Curriculum resource for teachers includes:

  • 20 Reproductions
  • Teachers guide to lessons and activities for fifth and sixth graders (book)
  • Teachers guide to lessons and activities for fifth and sixth graders (cd)

The teachers guide includes four lessons designed to teach a subject through works of art. The four subjects are:

Painting in the Dutch Golden Age

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This teaching packet is a project of the National Gallery of Art, department of education publications, and includes:

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The Art of Romare Bearden

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The materials in this packet will help students learn the following about Romare Bearden:

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