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NCMA Conservation Lab in 360
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In this special 360 interactive tour, students can learn about the science used in an art museum by exploring the NC Museum of Art's conservation lab!

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Visual Arts
Science
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Interactive
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NC Museum of Art
Date Added:
04/07/2022
NC Museum of Art Lesson: 3-D Landscapes
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This lesson will focus on using found & recycled objects to create a three-dimensional narrative landscape. Essential Question: How can we re-create a place we have seen?

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Arts Education
Visual Arts
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Activity/Lab
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NC Museum of Art
Date Added:
11/19/2021
NC Museum of Art Lesson: A Bird’s-eye View
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Students will delve into Hans Thoma’s Wondrous Birds to discover an aerial perspective and learn to see more deeply. Using dance, English language arts, science, theatre arts, visual arts, and poetry, they will explore landforms and bodies of water from a bird’s-eye view.

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Arts Education
Dance
Theater
Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Science
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Activity/Lab
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A+ Fellows of NC
NC Arts Council A+ Schools Program
NC Museum of Art
Date Added:
11/19/2021
NC Museum of Art Lesson: A Presidential Portrait of Andrew Jackson
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Students will examine the role of perception in interpretation of primary sources in Ralph Earl’s portrait of Andrew Jackson. In small groups, students will research periods in Jackson’s life and use gathered information to create their own portraits of Jackson that communicate facts about actual events filtered through the point of view of someone affected by Jackson.

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Arts Education
Art History
Visual Arts
Social Studies
American History
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Activity/Lab
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NC Museum of Art
Date Added:
11/19/2021
NC Museum of Art Lesson: Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears
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Students will examine the three historical portraits Andrew Jackson, William Pitt, and Portrait of a Boy for symbolism and its relationship to the concept of meaning. After learning more about Andrew Jackson’s involvement in the Cherokee Indians’ Trail of Tears in North Carolina, students will research another historical figure important during that movement and produce a historical portrait, similar to the examples shown, and a cinquain poem.

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Arts Education
Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Social Studies
American History
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Activity/Lab
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NC Museum of Art
Date Added:
11/19/2021
NC Museum of Art Lesson: Art about Writing and Pictures
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Students explore the topics of interpretation and intertextuality by investigating and creating texts and works of art inspired by other texts. Essential Question: How does meaning change through interpretation?

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Arts Education
Visual Arts
English Language Arts
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Activity/Lab
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NC Museum of Art
Date Added:
11/19/2021
NC Museum of Art Lesson: Asking Questions
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Students will ask and record questions as they reflect upon the work of art. They will develop understanding of metacognition while considering questions and themes. ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How does asking questions lead to deeper thinking?

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Arts Education
Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Author:
NC Museum of Art
Date Added:
11/19/2021
NC Museum of Art Lesson: Audubon Animal Track Triptych
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By researching field guides and the work of John James Audubon, students will research an assigned bird. Students will create a story about the bird using the Elements of Story, and create their own bird track print from a collagraph stamp they create. Students will then create a triptych to accompany the research and the story with three panels: 1 - wide view with oil pastel, 2 - close-up view using scratchboard, 3 - track view only using monoprint track students created. Students will assemble the work into a display for exhibit. Essential Question Asked: How can we explore characteristics of animals through research, using storytelling, illustration, and printmaking?

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Arts Education
Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Science
Life Science
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Activity/Lab
Author:
NC Museum of Art
Date Added:
11/30/2021
NC Museum of Art Lesson: Bamana Crest Masks - Culture, Creation, and Choreography
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In this multi-day lesson, students will study the function and use of Tji Wara crest masks of the Bamana people of Africa. Using the masks as an example, students will develop a cultural study of their personal talents to create their own crest masks. Students will then choreograph a dance to go with their mask. Essential questions asked:
What are Bamana Tji Wara crest masks? In creating a crest mask of my own, how can I show what I am good at? How do I make choices to include in my choreography?

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Arts Education
Dance
Visual Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
A+ Fellows of NC
NC Arts Council A+ Schools Program
NC Museum of Art
Date Added:
11/30/2021
NC Museum of Art Lesson: Becoming a Part of the Action
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Students will improve visualization skills through role play, texture identification, and creating an original work of art depicting their own families. They will also discuss connections between the painting and their own lives.

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Arts Education
Theater
Visual Arts
Career Technical Education
English Language Arts
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Activity/Lab
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North Carolina Museum of Art
Author:
NC Museum of Art
Date Added:
07/14/2017
NC Museum of Art Lesson: Ceramic Cups
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This lesson will focus on how to sculpt a functional object in clay. By sculpting a cup, students will learn routines for working with clay and strategies to create a successful sculpted object. They will also learn that people long ago in Guatemala used similar cups to drink hot chocolate. Essential question asked:
How can we use clay to create a usable object?

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Arts Education
Visual Arts
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
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NC Museum of Art
Date Added:
11/30/2021
NC Museum of Art Lesson: Past and Future Selves
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In this two-part assignment, students will consider personal reflection and change as they create a two-sided collaged self-portrait that will be cut and folded into a Boustrophedon book form, also known as "snake book form." Inspired by Portrait of Emy, by Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, both portraits (focusing on the recent past and the future) will include text, color, and shape abstraction. After the collages are finished, the book is folded, and cut into a spiral “snake form” effectively merging the artist’s past, current, and future identities into one textured, sculptural form.

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
North Carolina Museum of Art
Author:
NC Museum of Art
Date Added:
07/14/2017