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Distance 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.

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Programs by Cleveland Museum of Art

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A is for Animal

This lively 30 minute videoconference introduces young viewers to real and imaginary animals found in sculpture and paintings at The Cleveland Museum of Art. Students will learn why animals are important to different cultures, and how artists...

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A is for Apple, A is for Art

In this highly interactive 30 minute lesson students are introduced to 3 artists, Renoir, Picasso, and Matisse. They search for apples and other fruit in each painting. They then discover how an artist uses a variety of colors to convey the apples...

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African Art: Secular and Supernatural

Learn how Yoruba and Edo rulers maintain worldly authority with the assistance of supernatural forces by examining objects related to mythology, divination, and ancestral communication.

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African Masks

Using a "Passport to Africa" students will record information about the materials, function, imagery and symbolism of African masks from various countries.

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America’s Story Through Art Lesson 1: America Emerging - 1700’s

By examining American art and artifacts from the CMA’s collection, this series promotes discussion on America’s national character and heritage. All lessons, developed by teams of teachers, are accompanied by reinforcement materials specifically...

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America’s Story Through Art Lesson 2: America Expanding - 1801-1861

By examining American art and artifacts from the CMA’s collection, this series promotes discussion on America’s national character and heritage. All lessons, developed by teams of teachers, are accompanied by reinforcement materials specifically...

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America’s Story Through Art Lesson 3: America Transforming - 1860-1918

By examining American art and artifacts from the CMA’s collection, this series promotes discussion on America’s national character and heritage. All lessons, developed by teams of teachers, are accompanied by reinforcement materials specifically...

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America’s Story Through Art Lesson 4: America Enduring - 1913-1945

By examining American art and artifacts from the CMA’s collection, this series promotes discussion on America’s national character and heritage. All lessons, developed by teams of teachers, are accompanied by reinforcement materials specifically...

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America’s Story Through Art Lesson 5: America Diversifying: 1945-2000

By examining American art and artifacts from the CMA’s collection, this series promotes discussion on America’s national character and heritage. The empowerment of various segments of American society from the post-war period and beyond forms...

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Ancient American Art: The Aztec & their Ancestors

Discover how the religious beliefs, rulership, daily activities, and ingenuity of the Aztec, Maya, Olmec and Nayarit are reflected in ceramic, gold and stone artifacts. OPTION:Spanish language presentation available. Please specify if Spanish...

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Aztec, Maya, and More!

This lesson introduces the arts, myths and writing systems of selected Mesoamerican cultures. Ceramic figures, objects made from cast gold, carved limestone and jade are used to glimpse life among the Aztec, Maya and Olmec peoples in centuries...

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Building Basics

Buildings are everywhere, from strong towering skyscrapers to precarious footbridges. But how do they work, and what keeps them standing? Students in this program will explore the structural properties and geometry of buildings through artwork...

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Canine Companions

At our feet, on our laps, and at the door, dogs have been humankind’s companions for millennia. See how artists from ancient times to the present have used a variety of media to represent canines as status symbols, friends, protective spirits, and...

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Cleveland Museum of Art Virtual Tour

Explore the architecture and galleries of the renowned Cleveland Museum of Art. This casual look at the collection includes recent installations of art and enduring favorites such as works in the Armor Court. Participants will “travel” through the...

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Coins, Coins, Coins

Coins, Coins, Coins is a dynamic, project-based, videoconference which allows students to explore the history of coins and then create one representing their own communities. This is an ideal complement to a unit on local history.The program...

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Contemporary Art

Students engage in an exploration of the art of the twentieth century.

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Egyptomania Series Program 1: Introduction to Daily Life

Discover the ingenuity of one of the world's earliest civilizations through this lively series of four videoconferences just for elementary students: 1. Introduction to Daily Life Through the use of art and artifacts from the CMA's collection,...

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Egyptomania Series Program 2: Hieroglyphics

Discover the ingenuity of one of the world's earliest civilizations through this lively series of four videoconferences just for elementary students: 2. Hieroglyphics Learn how to decipher some of the "sacred writing" of Egypt in this...

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Egyptomania Series Program 3: Mummies

Discover the ingenuity of one of the world's earliest civilizations through this lively series of four videoconferences just for elementary students: 3. Mummies Find out how the Egyptian desire for an eternal afterlife contributed to the...

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Egyptomania Series Program 4: Animals

Discover the ingenuity of one of the world's earliest civilizations through this lively series of four videoconferences just for elementary students: 4. Animals Why were so many Egyptian gods part human - part animal? This lesson explores how...

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El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is being offered October 1st-November 6th, 2019. This interactive videoconference will introduce students to Day of the Dead and explain how it is celebrated in Mexico. Elementary students will create...

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Explore To Kill A Mockingbird with Images

This lesson uses historic photographs and works of art from The Cleveland Museum of Art's collection to help students become familiar with the sort of visual environment that may have inspired author Harper Lee. We discuss images according to...

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Form, Function and Faith

This program lets students explore the relationship between building form and function by focusing on three Cleveland area historic houses of worship.

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French Art

French art has been renowned throughout the centuries for its elegance and inventiveness. In this overview of French masterworks in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, explore everything from luxury goods made for the Dukes of Burgundy...

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Geology Rocks!

By looking at works from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection, students will become familiar with the stages of the Rock Cycle, and discover categories of rocks and minerals in our environment.

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German Art

Discover luxurious sacred items, manuscripts, armor, and prints all made by German artists and craftsmen. From medieval treasures to Meissen porcelain to contemporary paintings, this presentation introduces the art of Germany in the collection of...

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Gods and Heroes of Greece and Rome

Learn why Herakles, Athena, and Dionysus populate the CMA galleries in sculpture, coins, vases and a sarcophagus.

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Gods and Heroes of India

An introduction to the history and culture of India through art and stories of Hindu and Buddhist gods and heroes.

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Gods and Heroes of the Maya

The Maya Popol Vuh relates tales of the Hero Twins who make the world safe for the arrival of human beings. During this lesson students explore this creation myth and other aspects of the Maya culture by examining artifacts from the CMA.

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Harlem Renaissance

Travel back in time to bustling New York City in the 1920s and discover the art, literature and music produced by African Americans living in Harlem during this period. Students will be introduced to artists such as Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence,...

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Impressionism

Learn about the works of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters such as Monet, Degas, van Gogh and Cézanne whose experiments with the effects of different conditions of light and paint application created a new way of seeing the world. The...

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International Perspective on Contemporary Art

Inspired by the theme of International Mindedness, a strand in International Baccalaureate school curriculum, the presentation begins with a study of orientalism and gradually moves on to highlight perspectives of contemporary artists from around...

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Italian Art

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...

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Japanese Art: Humble and Bold

Japanese Art: Humble and Bold, Grades 6-12 Japanese art encompasses aesthetics ranging from earthy and subtle to colorful and luxurious. In this lesson students will be introduced to works in a variety of media including ceramics used in the...

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Knights, Castles, and Kings

Students will be introduced to noble life in the Middle Ages through arms and armor, courtly and religious objects in the collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art.

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L'Art de L'Afrique

Explore the rich and complex history of Mali, The Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Cote d'Ivoire through their distinctive artistic traditions. Optional French language presentation available for additional fee.

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Landscapes: East and West

Viewers east and west find deep resonance in centuries-old landscape representations of such elements as mist shrouded mountains, searing sunsets and peacocks strutting beneath pines. Artists in Japan, Europe and elsewhere capture salient aspects...

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Medieval Masterpieces

In this lesson students will encounter splendid liturgical objects such as a gold and porphyry altarpiece made for an 11th c. German countess, and a silver vessel for a holy relic obtained from a Byzantine emperor. Courtly items also featured in...

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Modernism: Early 20th Century Art

Fauvism, Cubism, de Stijl, Surrealism and other selected movements in early 20th century art are introduced through the Museum’s collection. Explore the visual innovations of artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Mondrian and Miro in a period marked...

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Monuments Men: The Cleveland Connection

This program examines Cleveland’s connection to the “monuments men” by highlighting objects in the museum’s collection and museum staff members in the decades following the war who participated in the discovery and rescue of art stockpiled by the...

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Museum Careers

Take a behind-the-scenes look at one of the vital jobs at The Cleveland Museum of Art. Students will have the opportunity to discuss with a featured staff member the projects, career path, influences and aspirations which shaped that person’s...

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New Testament

New Testament: Biblical Representations in the Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art Biblical themes have long been creative fodder for artists––an opportunity to explore dynamic, sometimes unsettling narrative content and to exercise...

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Old Testament

Old Testament: Biblical Representations in the Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art Biblical themes have long been creative fodder for artists––an opportunity to explore dynamic, sometimes unsettling narrative content and to exercise...

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Photography: What Makes a Good Picture?

Why do some photographs intrigue us more than others? In this interdisciplinary program, middle school students are introduced to the science and art behind this extremely popular form of visual communication. Accompanying materials include in...

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Pysanky: The Art and Symbolism of Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Learn about the art of creating pysanky, and how they relate to other art forms from around the world.  Pysanky are Ukrainian Easter eggs decorated using a wax resist method.  Students will delve into the history of making pysanky, the symbolism...

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Relief Printmaking: A Japanese/German Comparison

In this presentation on the history of relief printmaking participants examine the varied techniques and tools used by Western and Asian artists to create their works. Additional topics include the change in function of prints, from religious aids...

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Renaissance Painting: An Overview

Selected paintings from the CMA collection help acquaint students with the Renaissance, the transitional period of European history in which learning and the arts blossomed and medieval thought was gradually subjected to the beginnings of...

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Repatriated Art

Repatriation is the process by which museums and other institutions transfer possession and control over human remains, sacred objects, and items of cultural patrimony back to their place of origin. During the program we will examine some aspects...

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Scary Art

Fun for Halloween or anytime -- a distance learning program featuring goblins, witches and dastardly doings! Explore otherwordly paintings and prints by Francisco Goya, Salvador Dali, Salvator Rosa and Albert Pinkham Ryder for an art journey to...

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Self Portraits

How we see ourselves influences our perspectives, our decisions and the daily experience of living. Artists create tangible evidence of their process of reflection through self-portraits. By observing how luminaries from Rembrandt to Picasso...

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Spanish Art

This lesson features paintings by artists working from or born in Spain. Renaissance, Baroque and Modern Spanish art offer a varied stylistic range to students as well as information on the cultural and historical context of the works highlighted.

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Special Topic

Please specify which special topic you would like.  Special topics include:Angles & Answers: Origami and Math (grades 4-5)Arms, Armor, and Simple Machines (grades 4-6)Buddhism (grades 9-12)Weather, Weather, Everywhere (grades 4-6)And more...

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Teacher Workshop: Introduction to videoconferencing with the CMA

This free* half-hour program introduces distance learning topics from the Cleveland Museum of Art to your teachers. You will be able to sample images and content from two or three lessons (you pick the topics from the program list - just let us...

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The Art of Adornment

Identify how various cultures have used adornment to distinguish personal and social identities with methods of body shaping, tattooing, scarification, cosmetics and fashion depicted in works of art.

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Tomb Culture of Ancient China

Students are introduced to selected objects from ancient Chinese tombs as a way of surveying history from the late Neolithic (3,000 BC) era to the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). These objects represent similar types of items used for daily life and...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Arts/Cultural/Museum

Contact

Diane Cizek   DLBooking@clevelandart.org
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland OH 44106
2167072468
United States

http://www.clevelandart.org/dl

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Cleveland Museum of Art cover:

Social Studies/History
Fine Arts
Foreign/World Languages
Career Education
Language Arts/English
Sciences
Technology/Information Science

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

On 'Egyptomania: Daily Life'-"We absolutely loved it! The kids couldn't say enough about how much they liked it. We are looking forward to the others we have scheduled" (T. Vitantonio, Ohio)

On 'Impressionism'-"Great lesson and wonderful paintings!" (L. Taylor, Ohio)

On 'L'Art de l'Afrique'-"The presentation was great and the students were very enthusiastic. They were especially pleased that they understood the French easily." (J. Ebert, Texas)

On "The Art of Adornment"-"The instructor was excellent at creating a close rapport with the students. In addition, the variety of art pieces studied as well as the diverse activities, such as sketching and discussing collages, helped to keep the students interested." (K. Jackson, Texas)

On 'The Art of Adornment'-"What a fabulous conference your expert ran for my students! The art work you selected appealed to my seventh graders and it was targeted perfectly for their background knowledge and interests." (J. Turk, New York)

On 'The Art of Adornment'-"The presenter was phenomenal! She had the kids identifying aspects of each piece and how they were similar to and different from previously viewed pieces. I will be using the lesson every year! Spectacular job of helping me teach comparison and contrast!!!" (H. Pelphrey, Ohio)