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

AM 6-8 Home School, 9/29/2017 - What is a Curator?

  • Gallery 178

    Slide Notes

    What do you think is happening in here? What is this object? What do you think the people who are working on it are doing? Why do you think they are doing that?

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  • View of a Gallery

    Slide Notes

    What is this a picture of? Where do you think this picture is located? Have you ever heard of a salon, or salon-style? Let's think about this room and why it looks the way it does, and who made the choices to have it look this way.

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    View of a Gallery in the Museum of Fine Arts, Copley Square

    1877

    Enrico Meneghelli, American (born in Italy), 1853–after 1912

    Dimensions

    46.04 x 31.11 cm (18 1/8 x 12 1/4 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on paperboard mounted on pressed board

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    69.1124

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    Vinik Gallery (Salon: Americans Abroad) - 233 More Info

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  • Behind the Scenes

    Slide Notes

    Sometimes curators have to make decisions. Let's pretend like we are curators. Which radio would you choose to include? why would you include it?

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  • Cabinet of Curiosities

    Slide Notes

    How were museums first made? Who thought about making a museum? What does this cabinet have to do with all of that?

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  • Visit a gallery of your choice in the museum and try to figure out why the curator made the choices that they did.