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Art Around the Corner

This film introduces viewers to Art Around the Corner, the National Gallery's multiple-visit partnership with District of Columbia Public Schools. Each year fourth- and fifth- graders in the program visit the National Gallery up to seven times, using a variety of interactive strategies to experience art in meaningful ways. The film focuses on fifth-graders from Maury Elementary School, as they carefully observe, describe, reason, question, sketch, act, and make art in response to what they see. Using these methods in conjunction with classroom teachers, the Art Around the Corner collaboration aims to strengthen students' critical thinking, deepen their understanding of art, and expand their worldviews.