Museums and Exhibitions
Brush with History: Paintings from the National Portrait
An online exhibition of portraits that explore the lives of people in America’s past. Includes a Teacher’s Guide.
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Search results yield several images by Katsushika Hokusai and brief descriptions of the artwork.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
An art education packet for teachers to use with students based on artists creating animal sculptures.
J. Paul Getty Museum
Images and descriptions of 16 ritual vessels dating from 2300 B.C. to 1550 A.D.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Image and description of a ritual food cauldron from the Chinese Shanxi dynasty, dating from 500-450 B.C.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Images and descriptions of 49 objects of Asian Art, ranging from Indian to Japan and including both ritual and utilitarian objects.
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University
Image and description of an 15th/16th century South American ritual watering vessel from the Inca civilization.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Online collection shows a sample of 150 works of contemporary art.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Online collection contains many works of contemporary art.
Museum of Photographic Arts
Permanent collections and current
the Museum of Photographic Arts, Balboa Park, San Diego,
San Diego Visual Arts Network
The San Diego Visual Arts Network hosts lesson plans for teens on art and fashion.
Forms (Sometimes Repeated) Exhibit at the Guggenheim
Highlights from the Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated) Exhibit show excellent examples of minimalist art and include brief descriptions.
This Teacher Resource supports the Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated) and includes discussion questions, extension activities and additional resources to use with five of the pieces from the exhibition.
Smithsonian Institution Library
Presents images and descriptions of works displayed for an exhibition of Edward Curtis’ work at The Smithsonian Institute.
A short description of and
for Chinese bronze objects.
A short description of and bibliographical resource for Chinese ceramic objects.
Tate Gallery Online
Description of minimalism, its qualities, and influences. Includes a few images.
Van Gogh Museum
Permanent Collection has many images of Van Gogh self-portraits, as well as brief descriptions of each.
Worcester Art Museum
Image and description of a ritual wine vessel from the Chinese Shang dynasty.