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MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Adventures of Youth

  • This tour of the MFA will help students to explore the ways in which artists depict the great adventures of youth in their artwork.

  • Watson and the Shark

    Slide Notes

    Where is this young man?

    Details

    Watson and the Shark

    1778

    John Singleton Copley, American, 1738–1815

    Dimensions

    183.51 x 229.55 cm (72 1/4 x 90 3/8 l

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    89.481

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    Saunders Gallery (Copley) - 128 More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Two Children

    Slide Notes

    Details

    Two Children

    15th century

    Dimensions

    43.8 x 24 cm (17 1/4 x 9 7/16 in.)

    Medium

    Stone; Marble

    Classification

    Sculpture

    Accession Number

    76.757

    Collections
    Europe More Info

    Description

    Yellow discoloration; two boys, part of a fountain.

    Multimedia

  • Kneeling Woman Shielding Two...

    Slide Notes

    Details

    Kneeling Woman Shielding Two Children

    late 16th century

    Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 16.9 x 14.2 cm (6 5/8 x 5 9/16 in.)

    Medium

    Red chalk heightened with white on light brown paper

    Classification

    Drawings

    Accession Number

    94.91

    Collections
    Prints and Drawings More Info

    Description

    Multimedia