Advanced Art History Workshop

How can observing and discussing works of art in a museum setting support high school art history students? This program provides participants with opportunities to critically analyze original works of art. Students will discuss how artistic intention and cultural context affected the form, style, and meaning of objects related to the theme "The Figure in Art." This workshop traces the changing appearance and meaning of the figure from the late Byzantine period through contemporary depictions. Working in the galleries with specially trained museum educators, students will hone their skills in careful observation, interpretation, and essay writing through a variety of guided activities. Although this program is designed for Advanced Placement Art History and International Baccalaureate students, all students of art history are encouraged to attend.

SCHEDULE

Teachers may register to bring their classes on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Students may register individually for a workshop on the following dates:

  • Saturday, March 21, 2015, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Attendance is limited to 30 students per session.

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    Pablo Picasso, Madame Picasso, 1923

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    James McNeill Whistler, Symphony in White, No. 1: The White Girl, 1862

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    Leonardo da Vinci, Ginevra de' Benci [obverse], c. 1474/1478

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    Sir Anthony van Dyck, A Genoese Noblewoman and Her Son, c. 1626

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    Giotto, Madonna and Child, probably 1320/1330

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    Claude Monet, Woman with a Parasol - Madame Monet and Her Son, 1875

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    Judith Leyster, Self-Portrait, c. 1630

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    Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait, 1889

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    Joshua Johnson, The Westwood Children, c. 1807

Register

Teachers and students: please call (202) 842-6905 to register for a session.