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  • Art of the Stamp - View 100 original drawings and artworks that were used to create postage stamps.
  • Art of Video Games - Meet Georgina Goodlander, an exhibition coordinator for the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Learn about this exhibit and how video games are an art form.
  • Bottlecaps to Brushes - Cappy, the skateboarding giraffe will show you some of the other works of art in the American Art Museum's collection.
  • BRUSHster - NGA Kids - BRUSHster is an online painting machine, that includes more than forty brushes and customizable size, texture, and stroke options.(Shockwave required)
  • Destination Modern Art - A gallery that offers an introduction to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Look carefully at works of art and learn about artists and their techniques.
  • Eyeing America - Prints of Robert Cottingham - Take a tour across America with artist Robert Cottingham.
  • Flow - NGA Kids - Flow is a motion painting machine. Choose a picture and create a path for the motion. (Shockwave required)
  • Hall of Presidents - National Portrait Gallery - This virtual tour will allow you to navigate through the National Portrait Gallery's, Hall of Presidents.
  • On the Road - Eyeing America - During these travels, Robert Cottingham photographed cities and trains, which he later used as the source material for his paintings and prints.
  • Pixel Face - NGA Kids - Choose a portrait and use different colors and brushes to change the picture. (Shockwave required)
  • Researching Your Art - Do you have a question about American art and don't know how to find the answer? This shows you how to investigate and learn about art.
  • Search Collections - American Art Museum - Search and Browse by art type including painting, sculpture, drawings, and photography to name a few.
  • Search for Artists in the American Art Museum - An alphabetical list of artists and their works.
  • Sea-Saws - NGA Kids - Select photographs of natural and man-made objects, then assemble the pieces to create a seascape or an abstract composition. The BUILD tool helps you construct animated characters and set them in motion.
  • Smithsonian Education For Students - This is a place for kids to explore, discover and learn. Find out about art, science, history and the secrets of the museums.
  • U.S. Government Photos and Graphics - This page has a list of links of to all the images and graphics available from various Government agencies.


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