These resources are designed to help teachers integrate learning at the museum and through the visual arts into the classroom curriculum
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.
The following resources provide a full-screen image, along with guidelines to help you lead a discussion about works of art with your students. They will introduce you and your students to the five steps involved in exploring a work of art: careful observation, analysis, research, interpretation, and critique.
This resource provides a full-screen image of the painting Beaver Meadow by Paul Sample. It also includes details of the painting and guidelines to help you lead a discussion with your students.
This resource provides a full-screen 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 panel and guidelines to help you lead a discussion with your students.
This resource provides a full-screen image of the photograph McLean, Virginia (Pumpkins), December 1978 by Joel Sternfeld . It also includes details of the photograph and guidelines to help you lead a discussion with your students.
This annotated list of web resources may be used to help you and your students learn more about looking at and making meaning from modern and contemporary art.
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: 1/20/14