Smithsonian American Art Museum Private Videoconference Program – American Indians


Program Description:

American Indians are part of the past, present, and future of the United States. Explore histories and cultures of some American Indians as depicted by both Native and non-Native artists. Discuss the influence of geography, tradition, and tribal affiliation on contemporary Indian artists. Videoconference presenters show American artworks from the museum’s collection using green screen. Through inquiry-based questions and discussion, presenters engage with participants as they explore artworks together.

After participation in this videoconference, your students will be better able to:

  • Reflect upon and discuss the breadth and diversity of Native cultures;
  • Understand the effect of encounters between American Indian and Euro-American groups;
  • Understand the historical context of artworks by and about American Indians;

Use visual vocabulary to articulate observations and interpretations of artworks.

  • Duration: 45-60 minutes
  • Grades: 3-12
  • Price: FREE (5 to 30 students)