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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.

By Sea


(Overview & big concepts)

Students understand the unique uses and design of boats throughout history.

MFA Connections:

Egypt-Middle Kingdom-Funerary Arts, Art of the Americas-100-Gun ship of the Line, Navigational Chart-Art of the Pacific

Art-making activity:

Build a sailboat using clay, craft sticks and fabric for sails

Pre-tour group activity:

Describe the hidden object

Follow-up activity:

Visit the USS Constitution


Created By

Sarah Arcotta

Grade Level

General Interest