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An Eye for Art


This family-oriented resource brings together in one lively, activity-packed book a selection of forty art features from the National Gallery of Art’s popular quarterly NGAkids. Each feature introduces an artist and several works from the Gallery’s collections and is paired with activities to inspire creative writing, focused looking, and artistic development in children ages 7 and up. Seven child-friendly chapters ranging from studying nature to breaking traditions are populated with a wide spectrum of artists, art mediums, nationalities, and time periods. This is an attractive gathering of art and information from the nation’s collection that lends itself to family enjoyment, classroom instruction, and homeschooling for the young. (178 pages)

Artists included: Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Romare Bearden, Osias Beert the Elder, George Bellows, Alexander Calder, Canaletto, Mary Cassatt, Chuck Close, John Constable, John Singleton Copley, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Edgar Degas, André Derain, Dan Flavin, Fra Angelico, Fra Filippo Lippi, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Andy Goldsworthy, Martin Johnson Heade, Willem Claesz Heda, Winslow Homer, Jacob Lawrence, Leonardo da Vinci, Roy Lichtenstein, Édouard Manet, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Claude Monet, Thomas Moran, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Martin Puryear, Raphael, Rembrandt van Rijn, Diego Rivera, Peter Paul Rubens, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Jan Steen, Wayne Thiebaud, Joseph Mallord William Turner, Johannes Vermeer, Elisabeth Vigee-LeBrun, and Rogier van der Weyden

This teaching packet is available free of charge for a nine-month loan period, permitting extended use in classroom or library settings.

An Eye for Art
(available as individual downloads by artist)

These files are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader.