Perspective Taking through Art
Grades 7 through 12
Art can be a powerful tool for cultivating empathy, respect, and self-awareness. On this tour, students will experience two or three works of art from different perspectives using creative writing, visual notetaking, and movement techniques.
Students will be encouraged to think critically, as a group, about the multiple perspectives that exist within and around a work of art. They will attempt to step into the shoes of the artist or a figure represented in a work of art—and to consider the different experiences and viewpoints they discover in the process.
Looking and Learning Skills
On this tour, students will explore two or three works of art from different perspectives using creative writing, visual notetaking, and movement techniques. Students will practice the following skills:
• Making and articulating careful observations
• Formulating questions that demonstrate curiosity and connection through empathy
• Examining works of art from the perspectives of peers, the artists, and the people in the art
• Reasoning with evidence from the works of art themselves—developing narratives based on what's seen in the work of art
• Connecting new ideas to prior knowledge and personal experience
Examples of Works Featured on Tour
Group Size: up to 60 students
Length: 90 minutes
Meeting Location: West Building Rotunda
Additional Gallery Resources
Tours must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance. Groups must contain at least 15 students.
Once your tour has been scheduled, you will receive a confirmation letter via e-mail in 10 business days (14 days for Spanish-language tours).