Art

20th-Century European Art (2006)

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Among the collections of the National Gallery of Art are outstanding paintings and sculptures by 20th-century European artists such as Rousseau, Matisse, Picasso, and Moore. These five documentary programs were produced in conjunction with major exhibitions organized by the National Gallery.

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20th-Century European Art

20th-Century American Art (2006)

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The East Building of the National Gallery of Art is a constantly changing setting where the expanding collection of 20th-century art on view includes paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by American artists such as Calder, Smith, de Kooning, Bearden, and Lichtenstein. The five videos on this DVD are:

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High
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01:59
20th-Century American Art

Art Through Time: Converging Cultures

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Throughout history, economic needs, material desires, and political ambitions have brought people from different cultures and communities into contact, sometimes across great distances. Whether clashes or cooperative endeavors, these convergences have brought about the exchange of knowledge and ideas. In the visual arts, they have led to creative juxtapositions, hybrid styles, innovative forms, and the reinterpretation of traditional signs and symbols.

Half a Chance

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Lucy's family has just moved to an old house on a New Hampshire lake, and her dad, a famous photographer, is already leaving on another business trip.

Maybe it's because she misses him. Maybe it's because she wants to show him that she's talented too. So when Lucy discovers that her dad is judging a photography contest, she decides to enter. Is her eye for photography really something special? Now, at last, she might find out.

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Half a Chance

Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

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Grade 6 ELA Module 1 Unit 1 recommends that teachers take their students to a local art gallery or art museum to see the influence of Greek Mythology and culture on artwork across the ages. Here you can browse the collection virtually.

Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

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Grade 6 ELA Module 1 Unit 1 recommends that teachers take their students to a local art gallery or art museum to see the influence of Greek Mythology and culture on artwork across the ages. Here you can browse the collection virtually.

Teaching the Middle Ages with Magnificent Art Masterpieces

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In this innovative approach to teaching history, students step into the medieval world of a knight, a carpenter, a scribe, and a duchess with the help of four art masterpieces, including a tapestry, a stained glass window, and an illuminated manuscript. Each art poster is accompanied by a reproducible story that introduces one of the figures from the artwork and a reproducible journal that details the life and times of that character.

Teaching the Middle Ages with Magnificent Art Masterpieces

Crafts for Kids Who are Wild About Dinosaurs

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THIS BOOK IS PART OF THE DINOSAURS CURRICULUM KIT

Provides instructions for twenty projects, including a triceratops ring-toss game, diplodocus body puppet, plesiosaur window decoration, necktie tree, and dinosaur feet.

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Crafts for Kids Who are Wild About Dinosaurs

Palazzo Inverso

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Mauk, mischievous apprentice to the master architect, must not draw on the plans for the new Palazzo. But by turning the plans a bit each day, he finds a way to alter them, turning the master's creation onto its head! Discover what mystery and excitement a small change of perspective has brought to the Palazzo.

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Palazzo Inverso

Lives of the Artists: Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought)

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Whether visiting museums and galleries or taking Art History courses, we often marvel at the brilliant artwork, but learn little about the artists behind the creations. Kathleen Krull's acclaimed Lives of the Artists examines 20 brilliant artists and tells us why their neighbors had so much to whisper about.

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Lives of the Artists: Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought)

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