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EUROPEAN VOYAGES

HUNTINGTON ART GALLERY

Grades 4 through 12

 

Addresses California Visual and Performing Arts Standards:
1.0  Artistic Perception
3.0  Historical and Cultural Context
4.0  Aesthetic Valuing

 

Explore the Huntington’s collection of 18th-century British and French Art housed in the Huntington mansion. Tours include stops in period rooms and in-depth looks at paintings, sculptures and/or decorative arts.

 

Wednesdays and Thursdays
Program Begins at 10 a.m.
Duration: 90 minutes
Maximum of 70 students

 

DATES
Oct. 8 through Dec. 3
Jan. 7 through May 21

 

Vocabulary lists and lesson plans

Selected images from the Huntington Gallery


DISCOVERING ART

HUNTINGTON ART GALLERY

Grades K through 2

 

Addresses California Visual and Performing Arts Standards:
1.0  Artistic Perception
2.0  Creative Expression
3.0  Historical and Cultural Context
4.0  Aesthetic Valuing

 

A program for primary grade levels that introduces children to basic concepts in art such as line, shape, color and texture, utilizing original art objects in the gallery.

 

Fridays Only
Program begins at 10 a.m.
Duration: 75 minutes
Accommodates a maximum of 50 students per day

 

DATES
Oct. 3 through Dec. 12
Jan. 9 through May 22


Vocabulary lists and lesson plans

 


AMERICAN ADVENTURES

VIRGINIA STEELE SCOTT GALLERIES OF AMERICAN ART

Grades 1 through 12

 

Addresses California Visual and Performing Arts Standards:
1.0  Artistic Perception
3.0  Historical and Cultural Context
4.0  Aesthetic Valuing

 

Dialogue based tours focus on helping students to develop critical thinking and speaking skills with diverse artworks from 1700-1980 and of various media. Theme based tours encourage students to look, think and discuss their ideas and perceptions. Docents are trained to follow students’ interests.

 

Thursdays and Fridays
Program begins at 10 a.m.
Duration: 60 minutes (K–3), 90 minutes (4–12)
Accommodates a maximum of 70 students

 

DATES
Oct. 9 through Dec. 11
Jan. 8 through May 22

 

Vocabulary lists and lesson plans

 


EXPLORATIONS IN AMERICAN HISTORY

LIBRARY AND AMERICAN ART GALLERIES
Grades 5, 8, and 11

 

History-Social Science Content Standards: 5.5 Causes of the American Revolution
History-Social Science Analysis Skill Standards: Research, Evidence, and Point-of-View
English-Language Arts Content Standards: Reading Comprehension: 2.3

 

Designed to complement the American history curriculum, this program focuses on primary source materials and artworks that document important events in our nation’s past. Students will visit both the Library and Scott Galleries of American Art.

 

Wednesdays Only
Program begins at 10 a.m.
Duration: 90 minutes
Maximum of 70 students

 

DATES
Oct. 8 through Dec. 10
Jan. 7 through May 20

 

WEBSITE
huntington.org/explorations

 



 

About The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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