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A Shot in the Dark

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WalkerResources

Date

August 13, 2010

Institution Walker Art Center

This Set includes a selection of works from the Walker's Collections that have been gathered for the exhibition A Shot in the Dark on view at the Walker Art Center August 12, 2010–March 30, 2011.

A Shot in the Dark explores the poetic and conceptual promise of art made with minimal gestures and simple means. Some of the works may lead visitors to consider the nature of art and even question why these objects are in a museum.

Teachers may use this Set as an introduction before viewing the exhibition, a follow-up discussion afterwards, or a stand alone classroom discussion about the nature of contemporary art. Each artwork is presented twice—first alongside a series of questions for discussion, and then repeated with background information about the artwork and artist. The Set ends with a general discussion activity and a link to the online unit "So Why is this Art?".

The Set is recommended for students in grade 6–12.

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Type: Instructional Set
Grades: 6-Adult
Instructional Method: Classroom Discussion
Added to Site: August 13, 2010