This assignment can be used for an art or media studies class. You can also use it for a cross curricular assignment between Language arts and an art class for lower level grades (6 - 8).
Task: You’ve recently bought an art gallery in New York, and you really need your first group show (an art exhibition catering to several artists, not just one) to be a success. You are an extremely wealthy art connoisseur but New York is a city where reputation means everything. You can choose the type of art you are going to display, however all the works need to fall into that category (ie. sculptures, paintings, photographs).
This assignment has students research pieces of art and analyze their meaning and importance. They have to come up with a theme for their gallery and choose works that fit with that theme.