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Fine Arts: Visual Arts Resources

Web Resources
  • Video - Chat Room with NEH Chairman Bruce Cole.
  • The Arts Education Network - Features about key issues and developments in the arts and education sectors.


Professional Organizations

  • Founded in 1947, the National Art Education Association's purpose is to promote art education through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge, and leadership. To that end, the Association holds public discussions and publishes books, journals, reports, surveys, flyers, and other materials.

Museums on the Web

Phillips Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Resources, lesson plans, activities, assessments.
 
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Lesson plans that correspond to the Gallery’s Collection and special exhibitions
 
Art activities for exploring friendship
A list of multimedia art activities that can be used to explore the theme of friendship. 
 
Art activities for exploring kindness
A list of multimedia art activities that can be used to explore the theme of kindness. 
 
Art activities for exploring Self-Esteem
A list of multimedia art activities that can be used to explore the theme of self-esteem.
 
Art Institute of Chicago
An education link for teachers, students & parents. Through numerous programs and  resources, the Art Institute strives to increase art awareness and appreciation for students of all ages.
 
Artcyclopedia
An excellent source of information and links to sites about artists and their works.
 
ArtiFAQ 2100 Time Portal
A highly interactive site designed to predict how art will influence our lives in the next hundred years. Through probing past art inspirations and scientific methods, students can use available data to make reasonable forecasts for the future.
 
Artlex
An online art dictionary.
 
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts offers innovative programs for students and teachers that encourage exploration of the MFA’s world-renowned collections and groundbreaking exhibitions.
 
British Museum
Resources for the classroom.
 
Cleveland Museum of Art
Resources for the classroom.
 
Core Knowledge, Charlottesville VA
Art & music lessons related to Common Core State Standards.
 
De Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
The Fine Arts Museums' School Programs enable students to make connections and develop an understanding of art in both creative and historical contexts.
 
Detroit Institute of Arts
Inspire creativity, critical thinking, curiosity, resources and lesson plans.
 
Discovery Education
Symbols of America.
 
Dumbarton Oaks
Offering research resources in the areas of Byzantine studies, the history of landscape architecture, and Pre-Columbian studies.
 
Freer and Sackler Gallery of Art
Introductions to the arts and cultures we represent, Information on the objects in our collections, Classroom activities and lesson plans regarding art from Japan, China, Korea, Southeast Asia, Himalayas.
 
Hermitage Museum
One of the biggest museums in the world offers collection of Russian and Europeanarat.
 
Hotchalk lesson plans, Illinois State Museum
over 4,000 relevant lesson plans here, created by teachers, proven in the classroom.
 
Incredible Art Museums
Links to sites on styles of art, famous artists, and art by kids.
 
J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles CA
Discipline-Based Arts Education (DBAE) - An approach developed by The Getty Center for Education in the Arts, is a framework that insures that all students receive a rigorous study of the arts. Activities and assessments.
 
Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Resources for families, students & educators.
 
Kyoto National Museum
Museum collection of over 10,000 works of Japanese art available on-line.
 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The LACMA Education Department provides instructional resources for  K–12 teachers to download and  offers resources for families.
 
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Introduces students to the richness and diversity of works of art in selected collections of the Museum.
 
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
ArtsConnectEd is a joint project of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Walker Art Center. Through the site the complementary art collections and education resources of these two museums are shared with K-12 educators and their students, higher education scholars, and an international public.
 
National Endowment for the Humanities
Art and culture lesson plans.
 
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Discover a variety of multi-generational programs and resources that engage children and adults in active exploration of art.
 
National Museum of African Art
Working from the collection, the museum has many kinds of resources that it makes available. These include teacher workshops, videos for loan as well as online curriculum you can use in your classroom.
 
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Online teaching resources to enriching summer programs, teachers can find endless opportunities to immerse themselves in the inspiring world of art—and bring that world to life for each of their students.
 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Student and teacher resources from the Smithsonian American Art Museum use visual arts to teach concepts central to social studies and language arts curricula.
 
Taiwan Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Online resources and consultants to incorporate objects from the Nelson-Atkins collection into your next unit or program activities, but don’t know how Individuals or teams of teachers can schedule a consultation with ERC staff to develop strategies for incorporating Museum collections into classroom curriculum and community programs.
 
Tessellations
Lessons allow students to examine the mathematical nature of art, tilings and tessellations.
 
The Incredible Art Department, Princeton On Line
Resources, lesson plans, activities, assessments.
 
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Art lessons and activities related to museum’s collection.
 
Yale New Haven Teacher Institute
Resources & curriculum

Contact Information: 

DoDEA Visual Arts Coordinator
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1400
Phone: 571-372-6027