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Chapter 1

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Start exploring all the art opportunities available to you now! Take a virtual tour of the Joslyn Art Museum, the largest museum in Nebraska. Just click on the link above to visit the museum's Web site, where you can play interactive games and get ideas for making art projects at home. You can also click on the museum's logo to see some of the wonderful artworks in their online collection.

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Chapter 2

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California
It takes practice to properly use the language of art. You can get this practice at the Norton Simon Museum Web site! Click on the link above to review some of the concepts that you learned about in Chapter 2. Specifically, click on the links under Learning to Look that deal with color, line, shape, value, space, texture, and balance. Then, browse the museum's online collection and test yourself by listing the elements and principles used in each artwork. You'll be speaking the language of art fluently in no time!

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Chapter 3

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has a rich collection of art in different media. You can also play art games and create your own painting and sculpture at the gallery's Web site. Simply click on the museum link above.

By clicking on "Artie," you can have fun with interactive games and activities, once you have explored the various games on this site, click on the gallery's logo to discover some of the artwork in the permanent collection. What did you learn about the media of art during your virtual tour?

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Chapter 4

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art showcases a large selection of art from different cultures throughout the ages. Click on the link above to investigate the interactive time line at the museum's Web site. Explore the different eras and cultures featured. By clicking on a specific time period and then on a specific region, you can get an overview of the time period in your chosen region as well as learn about key events during that era. By clicking on links in the time line, you can learn more about specific events. Which time periods interest you the most? Why?

Make a chart to record the time periods and cultures you explore. When you have finished exploring, write down three facts you learned about those eras and cultures.

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Chapter 5

Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt
Learn more about ancient art in Egypt by making a virtual visit to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo! Click on the link above to go to the museum's Web site. Test your skills of perception and observation by playing the hieroglyphics game and the Tutankhamon puzzle.

Next, click on Collection at the top of the page to explore the museum's collection and to see more examples of Egyptian art. How do they compare to the artwork shown in this chapter? What else did you learn about Egyptian history and culture by visiting this Web site? Summarize your findings in a paragraph.

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Chapter 6

National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
You don't have to travel half a world away to explore the treasures at the National Palace Museum in Taiwan. Just click on the link above to visit the museum's interactive Web site, where you can browse the museum's collection, take virtual tours, play games,or learn more about Chinese history, culture, and art. Write a journal entry detailing your experience with this online exploration. How did the Web Museum Tour increase your knowledge and appreciation of Asian art?

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Chapter 7

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
The San Antonio Museum of Art boasts an impressive collection of pre-Columbian art. Visit the museum's Web site by clicking on the link above. Learn more about the cultures of pre-Columbian people and the art they created. To visit the pre-Columbian collection, click on Collections and then click on the LAAC link that appears in the black horizontal bar. Read about pre-Columbian artwork and then click on Pre Columbian. Explore the online collection, and compare the artworks to those in your textbook.

Write a short essay discussing what you learned on your virtual tour. Make sure you refer to at least three specific works of art shown on the museum's Web site.

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Chapter 8

The Minneapolis Museum of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Go on an interactive exploration of Native American art and culture at the Minneapolis Museum of Arts! Click on the link above to visit the museum's Web site, where you can learn about the art and history of different Native American groups. You'll also see how the culture of each group influenced its art.

Complete the online activity. Begin by clicking on one of the artworks. Then read about the artwork's key ideas, story, and background. When you finish reading, answer the discussion questions. Be sure to check your answers by clicking on the question. Once you have completed the online activity, compare and contrast the artwork(s) you explored with one in this chapter. Write a short essay presenting your analysis.

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Chapter 9

The British Museum, London, England
How is art related to sports? Find out at the British Museum's Web site! Click on the link above to take the museum's tour of sports in ancient Greece. The tour will teach you about ancient Greek culture, traditions, and art.

What did you learn from the museum tour about ancient Greek civilization? Why is art important in helping us learn about different cultures and time periods? Summarize your conclusions in a brief essay.

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Chapter 10

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Art tells us stories, opens our imagination, and teaches us about other cultures. Experience these wonderful aspects of art at the Seattle Art Museum! Click on the link above to take a cultural journey at the museum's Web site. Play the interactive game to learn more about three important figures in Indian religion.

What kinds of stories did the artworks tell? How did the explanations help you appreciate the artworks better? Write a journal entry to record your experience.

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Chapter 11

National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.
The National Museum of African Art is part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Click on the link above to visit the museum's Web site. You will discover an amazing collection showing the richness and diversity of African art. Explore the artworks, and check out the map of Africa.

Select three works of art that you particularly like. Explain what drew you to each artwork. What elements or principles of art were used? What similarities and differences do you see among the three works?

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Chapter 12

The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
As you have learned, castles were an important architectural feature during the Middle Ages. What was it like to be a knight during those times? Find out by visiting the Web site of the State Hermitage Museum in Russia! Go to the link above and click on Time of Knights. Complete the online lesson. Then, write a paragraph explaining how the lesson increased your understanding of life and art during the Middle Ages.

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Chapter 13

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Not only does the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., have an extensive collection of fine art, but its Web site also has exciting interactive learning activities. Click on the link above. Test your observation and analysis skills by completing the activity. Then, explore the museum's online collection of Renaissance art.

Next, apply what you've learned from the museum's Web site to some of the artworks in this chapter. Write a short essay to summarize your analysis.

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Chapter 14

The Louvre, Paris, France
One of the most famous museums in the world, the Louvre is rich in both art and history. Click on the link above to visit this extraordinary museum. Taking the virtual tours offered at the Web site is the next best thing to visiting the museum in person!

Explore the online collection of paintings. Compare and contrast French paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries with Italian paintings from the same period. Write a brief essay summarizing the similarities and differences that you found.

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Chapter 15

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Learn more about Impressionism and Post-Impressionism at the Art Institute of Chicago! Click on the link above to take advantage of the museum's multimedia Web site. Complete one of the online activities, and explore the artists and artworks exhibited at the museum.

Make a table to record what you learn at the museum's Web site. Jot down artist names, dates, art styles, and interesting facts. Refer to your chart whenever you need to refresh your knowledge about Impressionistic and Post-Impressionistic art.

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Chapter 16

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Do you find modern art confusing or difficult? Never fear, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art can help! Click on the link above to take an interactive journey in twentieth century art. Begin by clicking on Start Project. Explore the artists and artworks presented on the Museum's Web site.

Did the virtual journey help you better understand and appreciate modern art? Write a paragraph summarizing what you learned about twentieth-century art.

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Chapter 17

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Follow the link above to visit the Dallas Museum of Art in Texas. Explore the collections and exhibitions showcased at the museum's Web site. Select a contemporary artwork and one from an earlier time period. Analyze the purpose of each artwork as well as its use of the art elements and principles. What does each artwork tell you about the historical and cultural context in which it was created? Write a short essay summarizing your analysis.

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