El siglo XIX en el arte europeo y norteamericano
Let’s celebrate artworks from the museum’s collection by Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Paul Cézanne, Édouard Manet, Willard Leroy Metcalf, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Childe Hassam, and others that tell a story about a complex time in Europe and America. The 19th Century in European and American Art galleries feature 85 stunning artworks, highlighting the museum’s collection of French landscape paintings during a time when Paris, the capital of France, became the art center of Europe.
This lesson for early childhood learners involves many senses and will encourage a closer look at one of the artworks from the exhibition, Dance Examination by Edgar Degas. Edgar Degas often made art about everyday people and the modern, bustling city around him, including the ballet dancers at the popular Paris Opéra. Your whole class or family can get inspired learning about the textures found in the artwork while listening to French classical music.
Inspirémonos para crear juntos
Like many other American and European artists in the 19th century, Frederick Childe Hassam worked with a quickly changing subject: the landscape. Using sharp observation, he painted scenes which captured brief yet impactful moments. Put your own observation and imagination to work and create alongside Hassam with this activity!
Connect to the scientific side of the landscapes found in the exhibition with this activity about the Water Lily Pond by artist Claude Monet. Kids will investigate the environment in France before creating a collage of a garden to correspond with their own geographical location.