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ERIC Number: ED525291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 144
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-5047-6
Looking at Art in the Classroom: Art Investigations from the Guggenheim Museum
Herz, Rebecca Shulman
Teachers College Press
This book details the Guggenheim Museum's classroom-tested, inquiry-based approach to learning. This user-friendly guide provides teachers (grades 2-8) with strategies and resources for investigating art to enhance student learning across the curriculum. "For the classroom teacher", Art Investigation provides an exciting way to study contemporary and historical cultures while also improving critical thinking and literacy skills. "For the art teacher", Art Investigation offers students the tools to engage meaningfully with the world of art and artists. This unique text features the experiences of the Guggenheim Museum's 40-year-old Learning Through Art program, as well as reproductions from the museum's vast art collection. Book features: (1) Easy-to-follow instructions for leading Art Investigation in the classrooms; (2) Full-color reproductions of masterpieces, including Edgar Degas's "Dancers in Green and Yellow", Vasily Kandinsky's "Composition 8", and Vincent van Gogh's "Mountains at Saint-Remy"; (3) Adaptable lessons, including questions that teachers can use to guide a conversation about a specific work of art; (4) Guidance for finding and choosing age-appropriate images; and (5) Links to the vast resources on the Guggenheim Museum's website and others. [Foreword by Grant Wiggins.]
Teachers College Press. 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027. Tel: 800-575-6566; Fax: 802-864-7626; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Primary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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