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[teacherartexchange] Phillips Collection American Art Timeline


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Aug 23 2007 - 15:23:51 PDT

Dear Art Educators,

Here is a relatively new interactive - Phillips Collection American
Art Timeline.

From the website:

American Art at The Phillips Collection is an exceptionally thorough
look at the 150 years of American art represented at the museum,
showcasing more than 650 works of art.

There are many ways to use this rich resource. An interactive timeline
highlights particular works, presented in context with other
historical events. At a glance, users can trace modern art
chronologically across the years, seeing works by artists ranging from
Winslow Homer to Wayne Thiebaud, and Albert Pinkham Ryder to Mark

The program also provides an opportunity to see many examples of the
work of a single artist. Explore the museum's noted "collection
units," or in-depth holdings of works by Arthur Dove, Jacob Lawrence,
and Richard Diebenkorn, among others.

Users can also access information through a dynamic index sortable by
artist, medium, or date. Every work is viewable full screen, with 20
images now available with a "zoomify" feature, allowing an
inch-by-inch close-up look at the work.

Learning activities are associated with many works of art across a
variety of disciplines, from visual arts to math, science, language,
and music. By clicking on the "learning" button, teachers can find
ideas and suggestions to suit their needs and lesson plans.
The Jacob Lawrence Interactive is still online:

From the website:
Jacob Lawrence: Over the Line surveys the life and career of the
important African-American artist, Jacob Lawrence (19172000). Based
on a major retrospective exhibition organized by The Phillips
Collection, the program emphasizes Lawrence's student years and his
development as an artist, telling of his coming to live in the Harlem
community and of his resolution to make a life in art. Through
Lawrence's own paintings and archival photographs, we follow his
progress from his breakthrough exhibition into the segregated art
world of New York and on through the years as he created works that
expressed the black experience and showed the struggle for freedom,
dignity, and justice.

The program includes teaching resources containing suggested
activities and questions keyed to curriculum areas such as language
arts, social studies, math, and art.


Judy Decker

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