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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.

Journey to the Cities Around the World

Class Topic:

Journey to Cities Around the world: Look at paintings that give us a glimpse into great cities around the globe.


(Overview & big concepts)

Look at paintings of different places.  Compare their landscape, buildings, people, and tone.  Which cities would you want to visit?

MFA Connections:

Childe Hassam: Boston Common, Brooklyn Bridge by Stella

Art-making activity:

Create a painting of your neighborhood.

Pre-tour group activity:

Draw a map of your neighborhood

Follow-up activity:

“Walk The Block” Romare Bearden’s famous collage about Harlem online:


Created By

Sarah Arcotta