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"America Transforming," the third lesson in this series, covers 1860-1918, including momentous social changes brought about by urbanization, industrialization, immigration, and technological inventions.
This lesson plan explores Confucian thought through an investigation of Chinese paintings from the museum’s collection.
These teacher materials focus on developing close looking skills to fully describe what they see. Close looking can assist students in exploring s
This lesson introduces the arts, myths, and writing systems of selected Mesoamerican cultures. Ceramic figures and objects made from cast gold, carved limestone, and jade are used to glimpse life among the Aztec, Maya, and Olmec peoples in centuries before European contact.
Tom E. Hinson Curator of Photography Emeritus
Works from the permanent collection newly on display in the Native North American gallery include a group of objects from the Great Plains—a child’s beaded cradle; a woman’s hair-pipe necklace, one of the most memorable of Plains ornaments; and several beaded or painted bags that served varied purposes. A basket rotation features creations that Timbisha Shoshone (Panamint) weavers of California’s Death Valley made for the early 20th-century collector’s market; most dramatic are three fine, large presentation bowls modeled on Native food service bowls. Finally, for the first time in at least 20 years, two works by contemporary Inuit artists of the Canadian Arctic make an appearance. One is a 1972 stonecut print by Alec (Peter) Aliknak Banksland, a founding member of the Holman Eskimo Arts Cooperative, now the Ulukhaktok Arts Centre in Ulukhaktok, Canada.
Recent additions of artwork representing medieval Europe, the Ancient Americas, 20th-century photography and contemporary art further enhance the Cleveland Museum of Art’s permanent collection. World-renowned for its quality and breadth, the collection represents almost 45,000 objects and 6,000 years of achievement in the arts.
March 26-August 14, 2011
East wing, photography galleries
Discover the ingenuity of one of the world's earliest civilizations through this lively series of four videoconferences just for elementary students. Through the use of art and artifacts from the CMA's collection, students are acquainted with Egypt's natural environment, and aspects of daily life such as food, clothing, shelter, and recreation.