Art and Art History

Global Arts Performances for Schools at the UMass Fine Arts Center
With this program, teachers can integrate theatre, dance, music or visual arts experiences into their teaching. Every performance is carefully selected to meet the highest artistic standards while complementing your school's curriculum, and all performances meet the Curriculum Frameworks as established by the Massachusetts Department of Education. The performances present a world view of the arts and augment curricula in the areas of geography, history, science, social studies, language studies, and fine and performing arts.

The Alfred Stieglitz Archive
Features personal and professional correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and other items from the career of Alfred Stieglitz.

The Art Institute of Chicago: Science, Art and Technology
Originally a year long course offered to Chicago Public School science teachers interested in exploring the relationship between science and art within a museum setting. The website includes links to lesson plans, student projects, and self guides for museum visits.

Red Studio at MoMA
Designed to connect high school students with modern art and today's working artists.

An education program of The Kennedy Center that offers 350+ lesson plans, such as 'Miro,' which provides everything teachers would need to conduct a class project for fifth to eighth graders to create paintings like Miro, links to museum images of Miro's work, and an interactive display of five Miro paintings.

The Sargent Murals at the Boston Public Library
John Singer Sargent worked for nearly 30 years on a monumental mural cycle installed in the Boston Public Library's main building, designed by McKim, Mead, and White. This site presents current restoration, as well as its creation story, with images and biography of their creator, John Singer Sargent, and a discussion of Sargent's use of unconventional materials in the murals. 
A collection of K to 12 lesson plans, links and tips for all disciplines and age levels.

Fats Waller Forever Digital Exhibit
Born in Harlem in 1904, Thomas Wright Waller would become one of jazz's most renowned pianists. This online exhibit, produced by the Institute for Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, features recordings and photographs of Fats Waller. Short essays describe Waller's legendary stride piano style, his recording legacy, and the extensive manuscript holdings within the Institute.

Exploring Themes in American Art 
Explores ten themes in American art through illustrated essays. Each essay links images, a list of artists, a glossary, and a bibliography.

American History and Art from New England
Features searchable database of 1000+ artifacts selected from the Memoral Hall Museum and a collection of curriculum ideas for teachers. The exhibit, which spans frrom 1680 to 1920, presents images and artifacts on five broad themes: Family Life, Native American Indians, African Americans, Newcomers, and The Land.