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Exhibition Materials

Exhibition teachers’ packets offer in-depth information and a variety of learning tools related to select Museum exhibitions.

Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt

This resource guide explores the exhibition Gee’s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt as well as the African American quiltmaking traditions seen in quilts from the Museum's own collection. Curriculum connections, a glossary, and suggestions for further study are also included.

Renoir Landscapes

This online teacher's resource includes a biography of Renoir and a timeline of his life, as well as a look at several of the artist's paintings, curriculum connections, and recommended books and websites.

African Art, African Voices

This teachers' packet includes curriculum resources, recommended readings, maps, and a vocabulary guide.

Dox Thrash: An African American Master Printmaker Rediscovered

Learn about the achievements of this important African American artist, who rose to national prominence during the late 1930s. Each section of the site includes downloadable PDFs of the information provided.

Manet and the Sea

Learn about Èdouard Manet and his contemporaries through images, writing and drawing activities, and a chronology.

Salvador Dalí

Discover Dalí in this packet including images, a biography, a pronunciation guide, and suggested classroom activities.

“Shocking!” The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli

This packet features unique ideas for teaching about textiles, fashion history, and Schiaparelli's connection to Surrealism.

Thomas Eakins: American Realist

These teaching materials feature an extensive biography of Philadelphian Thomas Eakins, as well as a closer look at three of his paintings.


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