Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Today and yesterday, I took my 4th graders to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  For many of my students, it was their first time in an art museum.  I could not believe how passionate they were about all the art that they saw.  Their favorite was contemporary!
During their visit, they were required to choose 6 artworks to respond to using Critical Response.  Critical response is a set of open ended questions that allows the viewer to construct their own knowledge and understanding of a particular artwork.  I use it all the time in my classroom.  It is a great way to inquire about an artwork instead of the teacher rattling off a bunch-o-facts!


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  2. Yay! Here are the champions hard at work at the MIA! What a fun day that was. Thank you so much for organizing a great exploration of artwork! It was so fun to see the students react with excitement and interest.