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Hood Museum of Art
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755

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Teacher Resources

Men of Fire: José Clemente Orozco and Jackson Pollock

These resources are designed to help teachers integrate learning at the museum and through the visual arts into the classroom curriculum.

Learning to Look

Created by the Hood Museum of Art, Learning to Look is an approach designed to help viewers look carefully and think critically about any work of art.

This resource provides a fullscreen image of the test panel that Orozco created when he first came to Dartmouth College, before he painted the mural The Epic of American Civilization. It also includes details of the painting and guidelines to help you lead a discussion with your students about this work of art. It will introduce you and your students to the five steps involved in exploring a work of art: careful observation, analysis, research, interpretation, and critique. Workshops for teachers on the Learning to Look technique are offered at the Hood Museum of Art periodically throughout the year.

Learn More!

This link will take to you a page on our website that has a number of resources related to Orozco's mural The Epic of American Civilization, including a brochure, audio tours, and images of the fresco cycle, to help you and your students learn more about Orozco and his work at Dartmouth College.

Please visit the Hood Museum of Art to see a wide range of original works of art from around the world. There is no charge for admission and the museum is open every day of the week except Monday. Free tours for K-12 school groups as well as programs for adults, teens, and families are available.

Last Updated: 4/19/12