Pre-K to Grade 2

The Art of Stories
Step back in time to places near and far! Around the world and throughout time, art has been made by people for many reasons—to record history, for the pleasure of creating, or to tell a story. Using images of artwork from the museum’s collection, students will take imaginary trips to places such as India, Japan, and America to explore the art and culture of these magical places. Students will hear stories related to the artwork on view and discover some of the many techniques and materials used. From the ancient Hindu sculptures of India to traditional printmaking in Japan and 19th-century American paintings, your students will delight in the diversity of works represented and the terrific tales told. This is a wonderful way to broaden your students’ understanding and awareness of other cultures and the world of art while building their language skills.