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Exploring Social Studies at the Cleveland Museum of Art

E&I Program: 
Teacher Resource Center
Discipline(s): 
Grade level : 
K to 12
Publication Date: 
2012

These teacher materials allow students to evaluate works of art in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art in their historical context.  Portraiture in particular is explored as a way of evaluating events of the time as well as the sitter.  These artworks can also tell us what life was like, how objects were used, spatial documentation of places and regions, and how cultures view each other.