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.
Below is a range of resources that include general information about Native American culture and history as well as more specific references to individuals, art, and life. Resources include books, web sites, and films.
In addition, teachers and students are invited on “tours” of small groups of objects related to the following themes: food, clothing and regalia, tools and technology, gender roles and family, economics, histories and identities.
Discussion questions and activities encourage careful looking and critical thinking about each object. Information is provided to support and extend conversation.
Feel free to explore just one object, one theme, multiple themes within a region or one theme across regions. We hope teachers will return to these resources often, discovering new objects and new connections to the curriculum.