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Italian Art

from Cleveland Museum of Art

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Italian Art, Grades 6-12

Italy has a long and rich tradition in the visual arts, but what do these images communicate about the country's history? This lesson provides a survey of Italy's artistic heritage by exploring why particular subjects were depicted in sculptures, paintings and decorative arts. Students will learn how factors such as patronage and subject matter convey some of the ideals and events important to residents throughout Italy in the last two thousand years. The objects shown range from decorative arts made by the ancient Etruscans to a print created by Boccioni, a proponent of the Italian Futurist movement in the early twentieth century.
Available in Italian language presentation. Please specify if Italian version is requested.

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By Request: $145.00
By Request Premium: $130.00

* Optional Italian language presentation available on request - program fee for Italian language presentation is $175.

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45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Adult Learners

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Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages, Language Arts/English

Program Delivery Mode

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

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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. Introduce the Etruscans and survey selected objects from ancient Rome
2. Review works from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance related to Christianity
3. Review works from the Renaissance, highlighting Humanism
4. Optional classroom interactivity designing narrative panels as in Renaissance architecture
5. Discussion of the Baroque and Modern world through the early 20th century
6. Optional comparison interactivity linking Italian art works from several centuries


1. Students will learn about the forms and functions of Italian art by looking at a
broad survey of images found in the Cleveland Museum of Art.
2. Students will consider what messages the objects communicate about the society
that made them.
3. Students will discover how the artist’s role in choosing subjects changed over

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.