Temporary Exhibition Resources for Educators

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

 

At the de Young

Ed Ruscha and the Great American West
July 16, 2016 – October 9, 2016

On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism
July 23, 2016 – April 2, 2017

Frank Stella: A Retrospective
November 5, 2016 – February 26, 2017

Danny Lyon: Message to the Future
November 5, 2016 – March 12, 2017

Stuart Davis: In Full Swing
April 8, 2017 – August 6, 2017

 

At the Legion of Honor

Wild West: Plains to the Pacific
June 18, 2016 – September 11, 2016

The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of 17th-Century France
October 8, 2016 – January 29, 2017

Monet: The Early Years
February 25, 2017– May 29, 2017

 

Contact

Questions? Email ejennings@famsf.org or call 415.750.3522.

 

Below you will find resources and curriculae specially crafted for the Museums' temporary exhibtions. These special exhibition resources include study images and themes, pre-visit activities, lesson plans and more all in alignment with California State Standards.

Previous Exhibition Resources

J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free Resources Page

Bringing together more than sixty oil paintings and watercolors from a host of international lenders, J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free is the first major exhibition devoted to Turner’s achievements during his final period of productivity, when some of his most iconic works were created. The resources assembled here will provide you and your students with tools to experiment with one of the media in which Turner most loved to work, watercolor. The assembled lessons offer K–12 students an opportunity to explore specific techniques that will deepen their viewing experiences at the museum.

Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland Resources Page

This selection of masterpieces allows your students an opportunity to see a diverse array of artworks spanning more than 400 years of art history, from some of the most renowned European and American artists. The resources assembled here will provide you and your students  with tools for viewing the work in the exhibition. The curriculum for the exhibition Botticelli to Braque addresses the learning needs of grades K–3, 6–8, and 9–12. While these materials are written to support the visual and language arts standards of the intended grade levels, you may want to adapt them to meet the particular needs of your classroom.

Keith Haring: The Political Line Resources Page

The critically acclaimed exhibition creates a narrative that explores the artist’s responses to nuclear disarmament, racial inequality, the excesses of capitalism, environmental degradation, and others issues of deep personal concern to the artist.The curriculum for the Keith Haring exhibition addresses the learning needs of grades 6-8 and 9-12. While these lessons are written to meet the developmental abilities of the intended students, we encourage you to read all the lessons as the information provided in each will deepen your understanding of the artist and his work.

Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshius Resources Page

In this curriculum guide you will find three lesson plans, each geared for a specific grade range: K–5, 6–8, and 9–12. While these lessons are written to meet the developmental abilities of the intended students, we encourage you to read all the lessons as the information provided in each will deepen your understanding of the exhibition.

Masters of Venice Resources Page

This exhibition, featuring works that were once part of the collection of the Habsburg family, offers you and your students a unique opportunity study works from the Renaissance. The resources assembled here are designed to provide you and your students with ideas for viewing the exhibition and for conducting follow-up activities to expand the experience. For more information, visit the resources page.

Pissarro's People Resources Page

The resources assembled on this page are organized around three themes, each of which is directed at a specific grade range (K–2, 3–5 and 9–12) and aligns with California State Standards. While written to support the visual and language arts standards of the intended grade levels, please note that these materials may need additional adjustments to meet the needs of your classroom. For more information visit the resources page.

Picasso: Masterworks from the Musée National Picasso, Paris Curriculum Guide

In this curriculum guide you will find four lesson plans, each geared for a specific grade range: K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12. While these lessons are written to meet the developmental abilities of the intended students, we encourage you to read all the lessons as the information provided in each will deepen your understanding of the artist and his work. For more information visit the curriculum website.

Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico Curriculum Guide

In this curriculum guide you will find two sets of lesson plans and additional resources with which students may explore the archaeological process, learn about the environment in which the Olmec lived, and analyze how the works of art document their culture. Fore more information visit the curriculum website.

Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Beyond Curriculum Guide

In this curriculum guide you will find lesson plans that help students discover the revolutionary nature of Post-Impressionist art work and artists through the language arts and visual arts. Fore more information visit the curriculum website.

Exploring the Highlands: Art, Science and Conservation

Explore the Highlands through a new collaborative program developed by the de Young Museum, the Conservatory of Flowers, and the California Academy of Sciences! For more information, please visit highlands.famsf.org.