Program Flyer: Modernism: Early 20th Century Art

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Contact Information
Diane Cizek
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH  44106
Phone: (216) 707-2468
Program Title
Modernism: Early 20th Century Art
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
   based on 52 evaluation(s).
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Number of Participants
Minimum Number of Participants
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History, Fine Arts, Foreign/World Languages
Program Description
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 by the primacy of personal expression over a realistic rendering of the world.
Optional: French language presentation available for an additional fee. Please specify if foreign language is requested.

Program Format
1. Classroom interactivity throughout the program - Surrealist writing exercise.
2. Discuss characteristics of European Modernism.
3. Introduce and discuss examples of art movements such as Fauvism, Die Brucke, Cubism, Dada and Surrealism.
4. Explore American responses to European art movements.
5. Listen to finished collaborative Surrealist story, written by the students.
1. Students will understand that during the period of Modernism (1880-1940), the artistic viewpoint changes from representing the way the world looks to the way the world feels.
2. Students will learn that during the early 20th century, artists attempt to define themselves by exploring a variety of forms of expression, including Fauvism, Surrealism, and Cubism.
3. Students will understand that art often reveals an artist’s response to the cultural environment within which he or she lives.
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
All programs are aligned with the National Education Standards, Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards, and New York State Learning Standards.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
45-60 minutes
Program Cost
By Request: $145.00
By Request Premium: $130.00
Program Fee Notes
* Optional French language presentation available on request - program fee for French language presentation is $175.

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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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Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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