Friday, March 2, 2012

Interactive Lessons About Art and Artists

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has a great collection of multimedia, interactive features about art and artists. In these features you can learn about styles of art, specific works, and the artists. There is a mix of videos and slideshows contained in the interactive archive. The archive contains features about Picasso and Pollock as well as artists whose works aren't quite as famous.

Applications for Education
Art Think is a SFMOMA feature designed to introduce visitors to basics of art. Art Think contains a glossary terms and an introduction to basic uses of shapes, lines, and colors. Art Think also contains an index of dozens of lesson plans that teachers can use in the instruction of art appreciation. The lessons incorporate materials that are featured on the SFMOMA website.