Art in the Classroom Posters

Art in the Classroom posters include activities that encourage careful looking, creative writing, and other curriculum connections. Educators may request a free, full-size color print poster by completing this form.

The Farm (La masía) by Joan Miró
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This bilingual poster of The Farm by Spanish artist Joan Miró is designed to be a primary source for you to display and use in your classroom. We hope that this poster will generate from your students rich conversations, probing questions, and great ideas, which you will be able to support and develop using the information and activities provided on the back of the poster. The poster also offers opportunities to develop content knowledge about a Spanish modern artist, his artistic process, and the idea of identity expressed through art.

Learn more about how the poster links to Common Core State Standards (PDF 89KB).

Shaw Memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens
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The Shaw Memorial highlights the bravery and commitment of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the soldiers of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, one of the first African American regiments to serve in the Union army during the Civil War.

The information and activities on the back of the poster encourage students to consider the perspectives of the soldiers as they joined the Civil War through careful looking at art images and use of creative writing prompts. The materials explore the artistic challenges of creating a meaningful memorial and tasks students with conceptualizing their own memorial.

Learn more about how the poster links to Common Core State Standards (PDF 71KB).

The Railway by Edouard Manet
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In Edouard Manet’s painting The Railway, we find ourselves in the vicinity of the Gare Saint-Lazare train station in Paris, France, in the 1870s. Manet, a native Parisian, was convinced that art should concern itself with modern life, and he painted the people and places of Paris that he observed firsthand.

The information and activities on the back of the poster encourage looking at, thinking about, and interpreting art. They can be used flexibly and are suitable for small-group or whole-class work.

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