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FREE! A House Divided: Civil War--Free Program    based on 120 evaluation(s). - by Smithsonian American Art Museum 2015-16 Honorable Mention, 2017-18 Honorable Mention, 2018-19
The Civil War tested and consumed the country for more than four years. Explore how this great conflict and subsequent Reconstruction period are depicted through the traditional mediums of painting and sculpture, as well as the then new medium of photography.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

FREE! African American Artists--Free Program    based on 56 evaluation(s). - by Smithsonian American Art Museum 2015-16 Honorable Mention, 2017-18 Honorable Mention, 2018-19
The lives of African American artists lend insight into the context of their works. Learn about the diverse body of artwork created by African American artists and the historical, social, and cultural events, as well as the life experiences, that inspired thei...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

FREE! America's Signs & Symbols--Free Program    based on 149 evaluation(s). - by Smithsonian American Art Museum 2015-16 Honorable Mention, 2017-18 Honorable Mention, 2018-19
Artists use familiar icons such as the Statue of Liberty, the bald eagle, and the American flag to communicate their ideas about American culture and encourage examination of our society.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

FREE! American Indians--Free Program    based on 139 evaluation(s). - by Smithsonian American Art Museum 2015-16 Honorable Mention, 2017-18 Honorable Mention, 2018-19
American Indians are part of the past, present, and future of the United States. Explore histories and cultures of some American Indians as captured by both Native and non-Native artists. Discuss the influence of geography, tradition, and tribal affiliation on...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

FREE! Contemporary Craft Works--Free Program    based on 27 evaluation(s). - by Smithsonian American Art Museum 2015-16 Honorable Mention, 2017-18 Honorable Mention, 2018-19
Craft artists push beyond traditions by testing the limits of materials and techniques. Whether using clay, metal, glass, or fiber, these artists create works that blur the lines between art and craft and encourage us to see everyday objects in new ways.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

FREE! Educator Orientation to SAAM Videoconferences This program has not yet been evaluated. - by Smithsonian American Art Museum 2015-16 Honorable Mention, 2017-18 Honorable Mention, 2018-19
Preview the Smithsonian American Art Museum's 10 videoconference topics and learn strategies to teach multiple disciplines using art during an interactive, conversation-driven session with museum staff. Focus on one topic or explore multiple topics. Program ...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  Adult Learners

FREE! Found Object Artworks--Free Program    based on 77 evaluation(s). - by Smithsonian American Art Museum 2015-16 Honorable Mention, 2017-18 Honorable Mention, 2018-19
From beads to bottlecaps, tinfoil to toys, artists have used many nontraditional materials to express themselves and create art. This videoconference covers how artists use everyday materials, vision and imagination, storytelling, and a sense of place.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

FREE! Free Program--Latino Art and Culture    based on 76 evaluation(s). - by Smithsonian American Art Museum 2015-16 Honorable Mention, 2017-18 Honorable Mention, 2018-19
The concept of a collective Latino identity began to emerge in the United States in the mid-20th century. Explore how Latino artists shaped the artistic movements of their day, often using their work to communicate with a larger public about social justice and...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

FREE! Free Program--Lure of the West    based on 83 evaluation(s). - by Smithsonian American Art Museum 2015-16 Honorable Mention, 2017-18 Honorable Mention, 2018-19
Part geography and part mythology, the American West retains a powerful allure in popular culture. Explore depictions of the people, lifestyles, and landscapes of the 19th century West to better understand this dynamic period of history.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

FREE! Free Program--To See Is to Think    based on 67 evaluation(s). - by Smithsonian American Art Museum 2015-16 Honorable Mention, 2017-18 Honorable Mention, 2018-19
In a world filled with images, it is important to be visually literate. While exploring artworks that represent various time periods, styles, and mediums, students will: 1) build a visual vocabulary and learn how to form interpretations based on visual evidenc...
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

FREE! Free Program--Young America    based on 89 evaluation(s). - by Smithsonian American Art Museum 2015-16 Honorable Mention, 2017-18 Honorable Mention, 2018-19
The transition from colonial rule to national independence was a pivotal time in American history. Students will explore colonial and early federal art that tells the story of growing national ambitions, territorial expansion, and the beginning of industry.
Availability:  By Request ONLY
Audience:  4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners