Temporary Exhibition Resources for Educators

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

At the de Young

Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George
February 15, 2014–May 11, 2014 

The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress, 1933-1936
February 1, 2014–June 8, 2014

Lines on the Horizon: Native American Art from the Weisel Family Collection
May 3, 2014–January 4, 2015

Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection
June 7, 2014–October 12, 2014

Keith Haring: The Political Line
November 8, 2014–February 8, 2015

At the Legion of Honor

Matisse from SFMOMA
November 9, 2013–September 7, 2014

Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art
March 29, 2014–August 3, 2014

Masters of Fire: The Copper Age in the Holy Land
June 28, 2014–January 4, 2015

Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House  
October 18, 2014–January 18, 2015

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.

Current Exhibition Resources

Previous Exhibition Resources

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. For more information visit the 

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.