*Virtual Art Museum Tour: The Art Institute of Chicago- Art Distance Learning

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Take your students on a virtual field trip through some of the most famous museums in the world from the comfort of your own home or classroom using this Let’s Go resource! Your students will go on a Scavenger Hunt through The Art Institute of Chicago using Google Arts & Culture and the museum website. They will learn about artists, reflect on their work, learn about allegory in art, and watch a video featuring the Modern Wing at the AIC. As part of the tour, they will even complete their own allegorical artwork!

This virtual museum tour:

  • Is perfect for distance learning
  • Is in Google slides format making it easy to share when complete
  • Has a rubric to keep kids accountable for their learning
  • Has an answer key that is within Google Slides
  • Includes both student and teacher instructions
  • Includes interactive PDF in addition to Google Slides resources.

Field Trip Stops:

#1: Scavenger Hunt Slideshow:

#2: Mary Cassatt

  • The Child's Bath Video as featured on Kahn Academy (mild and brief nudity)

#3: Archibald Motley Jr.'s Nightlife

  • Art Institute Essentials Tour
  • Harlem Renaissance

#4: Marc Chagall America Windows

  • Allegory in Art project

#5: Ten Years of the Modern Wing

Just as in real life when going on a field trip to a museum students will see artwork from various artists and in various styles, including nudity. Feedback left for content included in The Art Institute of Chicago is not a reflection of this resource as I have no control over what is shown in the museum.

It is your responsibility to make sure the content is appropriate for your high school art classroom.

Based on the tenets of Discipline-Based Art Education, this resource promotes art education across four disciplines:

  • Art History
  • Aesthetics
  • Art Criticism
  • Art Production

Covers 3 of the 4 National Visual Arts Anchor Standards:

  • VA: Anchor Standards: Creating
  • VA: Anchor Standards: Responding
  • VA: Anchor Standards: Connecting

Questions and Answers:

Q: Is there nudity in this resource?

A: This is a virtual art museum tour, therefore within the virtual museum there are nudes. This resource includes 8 pages of activities, many of which have students go through the museum using Streetview on Google Arts and Culture. However, none of the featured artworks are nudes. You can preview the museum here: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-art-institute-of-chicago click on Streetview, and wander around the museum on your own and decide if you are comfortable using this resource with your students.

Q: What is a virtual museum tour?

A: Using a combination of Google Arts and Culture, the museum’s website, YouTube videos, and online games students complete activities, written reflections, and even an art assignment. Students' activities include a scavenger hunt, written reflections, an art assignment, and more as part of their tour. When complete, students will have a better understanding of the museum itself and the artwork and artists that are featured there.

Q: What will my students learn?

A: They will learn about artists such as Edward Kemeys, Grant Woods, Georges Seurat, Gustave Caillebotte, Juan Sanchez Cotan, Mary Cassatt, Archibald Motley, Marc Chagall and select artwork from a video of the Modern Wing to research on their own. They will learn about allegories in art by looking at and listening to an audio selection on Chagall’s “America Windows”, identifying symbols and meaning, then creating their own allegorical drawing.

Q: How do I assign and grade this?

A: You share the Google Slides student version with your students, then give them instructions on how you’d like it to be turned in to you. There is a rubric included in the museum tour.

Q: What does this require?

A: Google Arts & Culture, The Art Institute of Chicago, YouTube, WordWall, EdPuzzle, Google Earth, and Google Drive. Students will need to be able to take screenshots throughout the tour.

Q: Why is this virtual museum effective for distance learning?

A: Because students can work through the museum tour on their own from home and share their responses easily with you.

Q: How do my students respond to the fill-ins?

A: There are text boxes in place. Your students click on the text boxes to type their responses. They can change the size, font, and line spacing if needed within the slides presentation.

Q: Is there a print version of this Museum Tour?

A: This resource is truly a digital resource, meant to be used via computer and the internet. There is a separate PDF file included, however a digital PDF, in other words, it has hotlinks included so that students can go to the different activities and videos.

Q: Are there instructions?

A: Yes, there are teacher instructions and a digital KEY of the actual slides presentation. Student instructions are located within each of the slides/activities. They will need to pay attention and read instructions closely to complete the virtual museum tour correctly!

Links are removed in the preview file and thumbnails.

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Total Pages
28 pages
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Teaching Duration
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