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Gallery Hunt: Shape

Gallery Hunt: Shape

  • Collection: African Art, American Art, Ancient Art, Art Deco & Art Nouveau
  • Culture/Region: Africa, America, Rome
  • Subject Area: Visual Arts
  • Grade Level: Pre-K-12, college, adult, family

Artists use shapes, both geometric and organic, to create works of art. Geometric shapes are regular and have names you recognize like circle, square, triangle, rectangle, and oval. Organic shapes are usually irregular, occur in nature, and don’t always have names. Explore the galleries and see how artists used different shapes!

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Artist Talk | Radcliffe Bailey

Artist Talk | Radcliffe Bailey

  • Collection: 21st-Century Art
  • Culture/Region: Africa
  • Subject Area: Fine Arts

Artist Radcliffe Bailey talks about his artistic process and what he hopes his art conveys. Come see “Vessel” in VMFA’s permanent collection.

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Art Activities | VMFA Magazine

Art Activities | VMFA Magazine

  • Culture/Region: America, China, Europe
  • Subject Area: Fine Arts
  • Grade Level: K-5

Here you will find links to all of the Family Art Activities featured in VMFA’s member’s magazine. Enjoy! What is a Sculpture New Years Fun

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Teacher-directed Gallery Tour: World History 1 | Egypt

Teacher-directed Gallery Tour: World History 1 | Egypt

  • Collection: Egyptian Art
  • Culture/Region: Egypt
  • Subject Area: History and Social Science
  • Grade Level: 7-12

Ready, Set, EXPLORE! This teacher-directed gallery tour takes students on a fun-filled, interactive trip through VMFA’s ancient Egyptian galleries. Observe stones, trace trade routes, and even take a selfie with an Egyptian god! Directions: Produce complete copies of this packet for all teachers and chaperones. Students only need copies of pages 1-11. • Use the…

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Lesson Plan: African American Dreams

Lesson Plan: African American Dreams

  • Collection: African American Art, American Art
  • Culture/Region: America
  • Subject Area: African American, Fine Arts, Visual Arts
  • Grade Level: 4-12

This art-based adventure explores the African American experience in North America by pairing visual and written primary sources. The works of art have been chosen from the American Art collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The written selections include poems, speeches, and other historical documents. Combining images with words provides students with multiple…

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Art Lecture: Rodin & Co.: The Master and His Studio Collaborators

Art Lecture: Rodin & Co.: The Master and His Studio Collaborators

  • Collection: European Art
  • Culture/Region: Europe
  • Subject Area: Fine Arts, Science, Visual Arts
  • Grade Level: 8-college

Nathalie Bondil presents on French sculptor Auguste Rodin’s studio and how he had many contributors to his creative process and enduring legacy. Bondil lectured on Friday, December 6, 2015 as a part of educational programming related to the exhibition Rodin: Evolution of a Genius, on view Nov. 21, 2015-March 13, 2016. https://soundcloud.com/vmfa-education-resources/rodin-cothe-master-and-ten

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Rodin: Evolution of a Genius

Rodin: Evolution of a Genius

  • Collection: European Art
  • Culture/Region: Europe
  • Subject Area: Fine Arts
  • Grade Level: 9-12

Revealing the evolving output of this genius of sculpture, the exhibition examines his techniques, materials, models and assistants, and explores the extraordinary working process behind some of his best known works. Auguste Rodin completely revitalized the very language of sculpture with his passion for the creative act. Fragile plasters as well as patinated bronzes, marble…

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M.Lit Teen Program – Conservation | Garden Pavilion

M.Lit Teen Program – Conservation | Garden Pavilion

  • Collection: South Asian Art
  • Culture/Region: India
  • Subject Area: Fine Arts, Science
  • Grade Level: 3-12

Explore VMFA’s conservation efforts for the Garden Pavilion located in the South Asian galleries! Researched and written by the Spring 2015 cohort of Museum Leaders in Training (M.Lit) at VMFA.

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M.Lit Teen Program – Conservation | Monju Scroll

M.Lit Teen Program – Conservation | Monju Scroll

  • Collection: South Asian Art
  • Culture/Region: South Asia
  • Subject Area: Fine Arts, Science
  • Grade Level: 3-12

Explore VMFA’s conservation efforts for the Monju Scroll, or as it’s properly known, Monju (Bodbisattva Manjursi) Crossing the Sea featured in the South Asian galleries! Researched and written by the Spring 2015 cohort of Museum Leaders in Training (M.Lit) at VMFA.

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M.Lit Teen Program – Conservation | Coffin of Tjeby

M.Lit Teen Program – Conservation | Coffin of Tjeby

  • Collection: Ancient Art, Egyptian Art
  • Culture/Region: Egypt
  • Subject Area: Fine Arts, Science
  • Grade Level: 3-12

Explore VMFA’s conservation efforts for Tjeby’s coffin featured in the Ancient galleries! Researched and written by the Spring 2015 cohort of Museum Leaders in Training (M.Lit) at VMFA.

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