Smithsonian American Art Museum Private Videoconference Program – To See Is To Think


Program Description:

In a world filled with images, it is important to be visually literate. While exploring artworks that represent various time periods, styles, and mediums, students will: 1) build a visual vocabulary and learn how to form interpretations based on visual evidence, and 2) build visual literacy by examining the choices artists make in heir work and why. 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 the videoconference, your students will be better able to:

  • Use visual vocabulary to articulate observations and interpretations of artworks made with a variety of media;
  • Support observations and interpretations with evidence;
  • Reflect upon, compare, and assess artworks.
  • Duration: 45-60 minutes
  • Grades: 4-12
  • Price: FREE (5 to 30 students)