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ArtsNet Minnesota: Environment

Online curriculum developed around the theme of environment. The unit focuses on the work of nine artists and includes selected works, artist's biographical information, iconography or meaning of selected work, style characteristics, discussion questions, vocabulary, lesson activities and plans (written in student language), local student art, embedded discussion board, comment archives and New News focused on art and art education in Minnesota.

This unit is part of ArtsNet Minnesota, a collaborative online curriculum resource developed by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, and Minnesota Museum of American Art.

Educational Objectives:
To provide contexts for observing and discussing ideas about the natural environment, human-made environment, and ecological issues in art.

Related Art:
1.  Berenice Abbott, Murry Hill Hotel, 1935, black and white photograph, 9 3/8 x 7 1/4 in. and Broadway to the Battery, 1936, black and white photograph, 9 1/4 x 6 3/4 in., The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
2.  Giovanni Antonio Canal (called Canaletto), Italian (1697-1768), Grand Canal from Palazzo Bembo, before 1740, oil on canvas, 24 1/4 x 36 3/8 in., The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
3.  Frank Gehry, The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, 1993, architecture - mixed media, The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
4.  Marsden Hartley, Storm Clouds, Maine, 1906-07, oil on canvas, 30-1/8 x 24-15/16 in., Walker Art Center
5.  Louis Lozowick, New York, ca. 1925-26, oil on canvas, 30-1/8 x 22-1/8 in., Walker Art Center
6.  Mexico (Nayarit), House Group, 200 B.C.- A.D. 300, polychromed terra-cotta, 18 1/2 in. high., The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
7.  David Nash, Standing Frame, 1987, charred white oak, linseed oil, 172 x 209-3/4 x 209-1/2 in., Walker Art Center
8.  Georgia O'Keeffe, Oriental Poppies, 1928, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 1/4 in., The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
9.  Vincent van Gogh, Dutch, 1853-1890, Olive Trees, 1889, oil on linen, 29 x 36 1/2 in., The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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Type: Web
Grades: K-12
Instructional Method: Thematic Approach
Rights: Copyright 1997 individual museums and artists
Added to Site: April 10, 2009