Resource Links By Topic
Environmental Art & Issues
Environmental Art & Issues is a Delicious stack which houses many links to related research material, Eco-artists, environmental art lessons and contemporary artist sites.
Art Can Change Our World
Art can Change Our World is a curated stack of websites relating to the power art has in our world. This stack is curated by Jennifer Sams
Art is a reflection of life
This unit of instruction was created by Allison Enchanove for implementation in a middle school art curriculum. However, its content and activities can easily be applied to a high school art class. The lessons are designed to give student the opportunity to identify what empathy is, how it can be seen in art, and express their understandings through the creation of an artwork. The essential questions that are answered through this unit are
*Does art reflect empathy?
* Can empathy be fostered through visual images?
* Does empathy move us to action?
* What triggers empathy in art?
George Segal Bread Line
This site discusses Segal's sculpture as it is both documentary of it's time and commentary about it as well.
Museum Education - Resources
Museum Education - Resources is a curated stack of web links relating to Art Museum education. This stack is curated by Jennifer Sams.
Contemporary Artists working within the concept of identity.
This site is a Pinterest Board of Contemporary Artists dealing with the concept of identity.
Identity and Society
Identity and Society is a curated stack of websites relating to the concept of identity
Who am I?
The National Gallery of Art presents lesson plans, printable worksheets, artist biographical information and a glossary for arts instruction dealing with the concept of identity as seen in the self-portrait. Featured Artists: Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Judith Leyster, David A. Siqueiros, Andy Warhol The lesson plan is geared towards middle school but could easily be adapted to high school. hytp://www.nga.gov/education/classroom/self_portraits/
A Window Into My World
This is a year long curriculum I created for a high school advanced art class using the big idea of identity. The curriculum is divided into four nine weeks quarters each addressing different aspects of what shapes an individual's identity.
American Artist of Mexican descent creates sculptures relating to his ethnicity and Mexican /American culture.
Boarder Crossings (1989)
This sculpture features an interpretation of the path into America made by his parents. This web page also features discussion questions that can be used in a small or large group inquiry.
Widely known as the artist who transforms himself into the Mona Lisa and movie actresses, Yasumasa Morimura has won international acclaim for his unique and avant-garde expression of 'beauty'. Since 1985, his focus has been his 'self-portrait series', consisting of unique reconstructions of art masterpieces in which the subject's face is substituted with that of Morimura himself. Through careful study and analysis of the themes, artists, and historical background of these works, Morimura searches out their raison d'etre and transforms them according to his own interpretations. His ability to deconstruct, subvert and simultaneously create an homage is what enables his work to continually defy categorization.
"Miss Representation’s Curriculum gives media literacy a much needed gender focus. The curriculum asks girls and boys alike to think about the effects of the images they see—particularly the ways media affects women and girls’ ability to see themselves as leaders and be seen as leaders by others in society." K-12 Curriculum that explores the power of the media in shaping female gender identity. Students will learn how to decode the messages sent by the media they are exposed to every day.