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Hood Museum of Art
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
603.646.2808
hood.museum@dartmouth.edu

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Teacher Resources

Crossing Cultures: The Owen and Wagner Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Australian Art at the Hood Museum of Art

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

For an overview of the exhibition, including images of works of art, click here.

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 full-screen image of a painting by Aboriginal Australian painter Shorty Jangala Robertson, along with guidelines to help you lead a discussion about it with your students. 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.

This resource provides background information on the geography of the continent of Australia and the connection between the Aboriginal Australian artists and land and stories. The pre-visit lesson is designed to introduce students to concepts that they will explore in the exhibition.

Learn More!

This annotated list of books and websites provides resources available to help you and your students learn more about Aboriginal Australian art and culture.

Many of the works in the Crossing Cultures exhibition refer to specific Dreamings. This resource provides some context for and information about the Dreaming.

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: 1/15/13