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Contemporary Art

from Cleveland Museum of Art

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Discover the stimulating and diverse art of the later 20th and early 21st century. Beginning with the mid century action painter Jackson Pollock, students will be introduced to styles ranging from Abstraction to Pop Art to variations of Realism. Painting and sculpture by artists represented in the collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art will be presented along with information about selected techniques used to create these works.

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By Request: $145.00
By Request Premium: $130.00

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45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

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Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Language Arts/English

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs are non-refundable, however cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.

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Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland, Ohio
United States

Virtual Learning at The Cleveland Museum of Art allows classes to connect with the CMA and enrich their studies of history, language arts, science, math and the visual arts through our collection of art and artifacts from around the world. Through live, interactive videoconferencing, students participate in conversations with museum educators that are two-way and fully interactive. Programs are designed for grades K-12 and are aligned with ODE academic standards.

Hajnal Eppley

Program Details


1. Define and discuss realistic and abstract art.
2. Introduce mid to late 20th century artists from The Cleveland Museum of Art collection such as Jackson Pollack, Andy Warhol, Chuck Close and others.
3. Discuss media such as silk screening, painting, and sculpture as well as the artists’ point of view towards their subject.
4. Optional drawing interactivity in which students choose elements of a style represented by one of the videoconference’s featured artists.


Students will be able to discuss and analyze the art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Students will learn that there are diverse ways of expressing creativity through different media, moods, imagery and styles, including figurative and abstract.
Students will learn that a contemporary painting is the product of a series of thoughtful, artistic decisions, even if it appears spontaneous or abstract.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.