Art and Music

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  • Architect's Virtual Capitol - Tour the Capitol building in Washington DC, including information on the construction of the U.S. Capitol building. (Flash required)
  • Archives of American Art - The largest source of primary source documentation on the visual arts in America. You can access information through the online catalog, finding aids and guides, and reference staff.
  • 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.
  • Artist's Toolkit - Have students watch an animated demonstration, find examples of the concept in works of art from museums, and then create their own compositions.
  • ArtsEdge Educators Page - Teaching and learning through the arts.
  • Asian Art - Resources for Educators - Find classroom activities and online guides about Asian Art exhibits at the Freer Sackler museums.
  • EDSITEment - Find lesson plans and worksheets on art, architecture and music from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Encyclopedia Smithsonian Art & Design  - Explore online Art activities and games for your classroom.
  • Fine Arts Specialist - Kim talks about her job helping put artwork in government buildings. She talks about the process and why it’s important to be a good planner.
  • Integrating the Arts: Walters Art Museum - Resources that use the visual arts of China, Islam, the Renaissance, ancient and medieval periods to teach concepts of social studies, science, language arts and math curricula. Designed for middle school students but adaptable for elementary and high school, lessons are available both as online interactives and to print.
  • Made with Code - From fashion to film, many of the things kids love are Made with Code. The projects on this site will get them up and running quickly with creative coding projects. 
  • NGA Classroom For Teachers and Students - Here's a great place where teachers and students can connect art and curriculum from the National Gallery of Art.
  • PBS Learning Media - Teachers can select The Arts from the Subject list to search the Arts section of PBS by grade and topic.
  • Photography Smithsonian Search Results - Explore the Smithsonian's many photography exhibits.
  • Photoshop Collage Tutorial - American Art Museum - Learn how to create your own collage using Adobe Photoshop.
  • 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 works of art by artist name, subject matter, and type including painting, sculpture, drawings, and photography to name a few.
  • Smithsonian Education - Resource Finder for Teachers - Use this search to find Smithsonian educational resources that are aligned to national, common core, or state standards.
  • Super Highway Scholars - For Teachers - Introduce your students to Nam June Paik and Electronic Superhighway and help your students create their own collages of state historical and geographic facts.
  • Teacher Guides - Smithsonian American Art Museum - Integrate art into your classroom; guides are listed with corresponding standards and grade levels.
  • Timeline of Art History - The Metropolitan Museum of Art has put together a great tool to search works of art, timelines, world maps, essays on world art.
  • Visiting the Smithsonian with Kids - Great tips for visiting the Smithsonian museums and the zoo in Washington, D.C.
  • Why Should Kids Learn About Art? - Kim, a fine arts specialist, talks about why art is important and shows you an example of modern art.
  • Why Should We Save or Preserve Art? - Find out why preserving art is important and how you can save your own art.
Page last updated: Jul 20th, 2017