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The Art of Looking

The Art of Looking

Art of Looking

The Art of Looking is an interdisciplinary outreach program for 5th and 6th grade students. Participants explore looking at and responding to art in the Barnes collection while building skills in science, math, and literacy. This program includes hands-on activities that ask students to demonstrate their learning in creative ways.

Here are some helpful tools to help you get started:

How to Use These Resources

5th Grade Lesson Plan

6th Grade Lesson Plan

Literacy Activity #1

Literacy Activity #2

Math Activity

Science Activity

Reference Materials

To begin the Art of Looking program, please click on one of the links below.

Paul Cézanne's The Card Players

Deangle Mask from Dan Culture

Amedeo Modigliani's Redheaded Girl in Evening Dress

Horace Pippin's Giving Thanks

Henri Rousseau's Woman in White in the Exotic Forest

Vincent van Gogh's The Postman

About the Program

The Art of Looking outreach program is generously supported through a grant from the Verizon Foundation.


Additional funding from the May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust

Contact Us

For more information about the Art of Looking program, please contact Jennifer Nadler at 215.278.7312.

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