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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.

Furniture Long Ago

This gallery contains images of American furniture from the 17th and 18th century in the MFA collection. The gallery supports a second grade social studies unit titled "Long Ago". Students will compare and contrast the furniture looking at detail, function and material. In conjunction with the slideshow, students will create a three dimensional piece of furniture (using cardboard box armatures) based on the authentic art.

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