This Arts Connected Set is meant to be used by teachers and students who will be visiting the Absentee Landlord exhibit, John Water's first foray into curating. It can be used to prep visitors for the tour theme, "Photography and Film".
The tour is designed for students in grades 4-12. The tour connects to benchmarks outlined in the Minnesota Academic Standards in the Arts. (Arts K-12, Visual Arts codes 188.8.131.52.1, 184.108.40.206.1 and 220.127.116.11.1.), each of which pertain to the personal, social, cultural and historical contexts for a work of art.
This Arts Connected Set contains a sampler of photography and film works from the exhibition. It can be considered a sneak preview of the kind of art students will see during their visit to the Walker Art Center.
It also includes questions from a technique called, "Visual Thinking Strategies", which will encourage critical thinking....both during the preview and during the tour itself.
As students answer the question set for each work, you might record their observations so the group can revisit the observations in aggregate and draw comparisons, discuss differences, etc.