Designed to be fun and engaging, the content-rich activities are based on the Museum's renowned art and science collections and engage students in learning that will enhance their academic skills.


Educator Activities

John Singer Sargent, Mrs. Charles Thursby, 1897–98

Students compare Mary Cassatt’s traditional Madonnalike woman with Sargent’s and Gibson’s images of the 1890s New Woman.

Joseph Stella, The Voice of the City of New York Interpreted, 1920–1922

Students will create an artwork interpreting the voice of their community and write a comparison of their community’s voice to that of early twentieth-century New York City.

Minetta Good At the Country Auction, 1935

Students compare Minetta Good’s painting of a family selling household items and handmade goods in At the Country Auction with Dorothea Lange’s iconic photograph Migrant Mother.

Minna Citron Staten Island Ferry, 1937

In this lesson, students learn about 1920s and 1930s design and how architects and artists expressed the Machine Age ideals in their works.

Robert Henri  Willie Gee, 1901

Students compare artworks while learning about life for young boys at the turn of the century. 

Romare Bearden The Dove, 1964 (NEH 17b)

Student will use a variety of resources (text, art) to learn about the art of collage.  Students will use the artwork of Romare Bearden and the story “Me and Uncle Romie” by Claire Hartfield as inspiration for creation in their own collage.


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