The Museum Art Education Library

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The Museum Art Education Library is a compilation of current curriculum guides for the visual arts, selected from materials produced by the education departments of art museums throughout the United States and Canada. This collection of 50 museum art guides is reproduced on microfiche and includes a descriptive, printed index that provides information annotations for all guides in the program.

The guides in this program represent a variety of formats and approaches to lesson planning. They address different age levels, reflect different types of teaching strategies, and are designed to be used with a variety of types of art objects. The materials take the form of booklets, written lesson plans accompanied by videos, slide sets, scripted background information, notebooks, color reproduction sets, or folders containing suggested activities based on museum study tours. The single element shared by all these guides is the goal of being able to teach concepts based on a work of art or an artifact.

Co-published with the National Art Education Association, this program's educational guides delineate principles in the field of art education, and include teaching guides to exhibits, materials on art history from a museum education programmer's perspective, and curricular strategies for specific art genres. …