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April 19, 2012 Leave a comment


Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans
Source: http://www.moma.org

The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) provides a resource site that contains lesson plans, student activities, and images that may be used for educational purposes under a liberal fair use policy. There is also a MOMA iPhone app that features hours, admissions information, and directions; a calendar of upcoming events and exhibits; MOMA audio tours; and an art index of all works and artists featured in the collection. Another great feature from the site is a video which presents tips for engaging students with works of art with demonstrations of each tip.

The MOMA resource site, Modern Teachers, features a searchable database that allows educators to search for art-related lessons by guides, themes, activities, collection areas, artists, and media. Lesson plans may be saved for future reference by creating a username and password to be used to login to the site. Each lesson features objectives, an introductory discussion, an image-based discussion, and activities and projects. Lessons may be printed in .PDF format.

A search of the database for lessons related to the works of Andy Warhol revealed the lesson, Transforming Everyday Objects, featuring the work of five artists, including Andy Warhol. Each artist used everyday objects and popular culture as inspiration for the featured works. The lesson provides a narrative to be used for introducing each work of art, suggestions for leading a class discussion about each work, and art activities and projects to be completed by students.

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