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Distance Learning at The Cleveland Museum of Art allows classes to connect with the CMA and enrich their studies of history, language arts, science, math and the visual arts through our collection of art and artifacts from around the world. Through live, interactive videoconferencing, students participate in conversations with museum educators that are two-way and fully interactive. Programs are designed for grades K-12 and are aligned with ODE academic standards.

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Programs by Cleveland Museum of Art

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A is for Apple, A is for Art

In this highly interactive 30 minute lesson students are introduced to 3 artists, Renoir, Picasso, and Matisse. They search for apples and other...

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Arms, Armor, and Simple Machines

Learn how simple machines have played a role in the development of arms and armor.

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The Art and Science of Natural Dyes

Discover the plant, animal and mineral sources for the colors and pigments we use every day.

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Form, Function and Faith

This program lets students explore the relationship between building form and function by focusing on three Cleveland area historic houses of worship.

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Gods and Heroes of India

An introduction to the history and culture of India through art and stories of Hindu and Buddhist gods and heroes.

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African Art: Secular and Supernatural

Learn how Yoruba and Edo rulers maintain worldly authority with the assistance of supernatural forces by examining objects related to mythology...

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African Masks

Using a "Passport to Africa" students will record information about the materials, function, imagery and symbolism of African masks from various...

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L'Art de L'Afrique

Explore the rich and complex history of Mali, The Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Cote d'Ivoire through their distinctive artistic traditions...

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Ancient American Art: The Aztec & their Ancestors

Discover how the religious beliefs, rulership, daily activities, and ingenuity of the Aztec, Maya, Olmec and Nayarit are reflected in ceramic, gold...

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The Art of Adornment

Identify how various cultures have used adornment to distinguish personal and social identities with methods of body shaping, tattooing...

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Aztec, Maya, and More!

This lesson introduces the arts, myths and writing systems of selected Mesoamerican cultures. Ceramic figures, objects made from cast gold, carved...

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Contemporary Art

Students engage in an exploration of the art of the twentieth century.

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Gods and Heroes of Greece and Rome

Learn why Herakles, Athena, and Dionysus populate the CMA galleries in sculpture, coins, vases and a sarcophagus.

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Gods and Heroes of the Maya

The Maya Popol Vuh relates tales of the Hero Twins who make the world safe for the arrival of human beings. During this lesson students explore...

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Harlem Renaissance

Travel back in time to bustling New York City in the 1920s and discover the art, literature and music produced by African Americans living in...

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Impressionism

Learn about the works of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters such as Monet, Degas, van Gogh and Cézanne whose experiments with the...

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Knights, Castles, and Kings

Students will be introduced to noble life in the Middle Ages through arms and armor, courtly and religious objects in the collection of The...

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Math Connections in Art: Gridding

In this four-part series, students will learn about the work of American painter and printmaker Chuck Close and will also learn to apply math...

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Medieval Masterpieces

In this lesson students will encounter splendid liturgical objects such as a gold and porphyry altarpiece made for an 11th c. German countess, and...

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Modernism: Early 20th Century Art

Fauvism, Cubism, de Stijl, Surrealism and other selected movements in early 20th century art are introduced through the Museum’s collection...

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Museum Careers

Take a behind-the-scenes look at one of the vital jobs at The Cleveland Museum of Art. Students will have the opportunity to discuss with a...

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Native Americans & Settlers

Tools, documents, and paintings from the collections of the Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) in Cleveland and the Cleveland Museum of Art...

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RACE is a Four Letter Word

This lesson provides students with the opportunity to critically examine works of art from various time periods and consider not only ways that...

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Renaissance Painting: An Overview

Selected paintings from the CMA collection help acquaint students with the Renaissance, the transitional period of European history in which...

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Scary Art

Fun for Halloween or anytime -- a distance learning program featuring goblins, witches and dastardly doings! Explore otherwordly paintings and...

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Spanish Art

This lesson features paintings by artists working from or born in Spain. Renaissance, Baroque and Modern Spanish art offer a varied stylistic range...

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Teacher Workshop: Introduction to videoconferencing with the CMA

This free* half-hour program introduces distance learning topics from the Cleveland Museum of Art to your teachers. You will be able to sample...

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A is for Animal

This lively 30 minute videoconference introduces young viewers to real and imaginary animals found in sculpture and paintings at The Cleveland...

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Japanese Art: Humble and Bold

Japanese Art: Humble and Bold, Grades 6-12 Japanese art encompasses aesthetics ranging from earthy and subtle to colorful and luxurious. In this...

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Italian Art

Italian Art, Grades 6-12 Italy has a long and rich tradition in the visual arts, but what do these images communicate about the country's...

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Tessellation Exploration

Treat your class to an art-filled math experience using museum objects and patterned surfaces to explore different math concepts about...

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America’s Story Through Art Lesson 1: America Emerging - 1700’s

By examining American art and artifacts from the CMA’s collection, this series promotes discussion on America’s national character and heritage...

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America’s Story Through Art Lesson 2: America Expanding - 1801-1861

By examining American art and artifacts from the CMA’s collection, this series promotes discussion on America’s national character and heritage...

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America’s Story Through Art Lesson 3: America Transforming - 1860-1918

By examining American art and artifacts from the CMA’s collection, this series promotes discussion on America’s national character and heritage...

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America’s Story Through Art Lesson 4: America Enduring - 1913-1945

By examining American art and artifacts from the CMA’s collection, this series promotes discussion on America’s national character and heritage...

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America’s Story Through Art Lesson 5: America Diversifying: 1945-2000

By examining American art and artifacts from the CMA’s collection, this series promotes discussion on America’s national character and heritage. ...

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Photography: What Makes a Good Picture?

Why do some photographs intrigue us more than others? In this interdisciplinary program, middle school students are introduced to the science and...

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Egyptomania Series Program 1: Introduction to Daily Life

Discover the ingenuity of one of the world's earliest civilizations through this lively series of four videoconferences just for elementary...

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Egyptomania Series Program 2: Hieroglyphics

Discover the ingenuity of one of the world's earliest civilizations through this lively series of four videoconferences just for elementary...

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Egyptomania Series Program 3: Mummies

Discover the ingenuity of one of the world's earliest civilizations through this lively series of four videoconferences just for elementary...

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Egyptomania Series Program 4: Animals

Discover the ingenuity of one of the world's earliest civilizations through this lively series of four videoconferences just for elementary...

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Angles & Answers: Origami and Math

Students reinforce their knowledge of the vocabulary of geometry and recognize attributes of two and three dimensional shapes through an...

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Coins, Coins, Coins

Coins, Coins, Coins is a dynamic, project-based, videoconference which allows students to explore the history of coins and then create one...

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Self Portraits

How we see ourselves influences our perspectives, our decisions and the daily experience of living. Artists create tangible evidence of their...

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¡Te Toca A Ti!

Te Toca A Ti is a Spanish language competition videoconference in which student teams compete. With works of art as visual prompts, participants...

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Special Topic

This category is used to book Special Topics, Customized Lessons or meetings with CMA staff

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Tomb Culture of Ancient China

Students are introduced to selected objects from ancient Chinese tombs as a way of surveying history from the late Neolithic (3,000 BC) era to the...

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El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

El Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is being offered October 1st-November 2nd, 2018. This interactive videoconference will introduce students...

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Weather, Weather Everywhere

This art-infused science program addresses earth science standards as students learn about the hydrologic cycle (water cycle), and its effect on...

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Building Basics

Buildings are everywhere, from strong towering skyscrapers to precarious footbridges. But how do they work, and what keeps them standing? Students...

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Explore To Kill A Mockingbird with Images

This lesson uses historic photographs and works of art from The Cleveland Museum of Art's collection to help students become familiar with the sort...

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Geology Rocks!

By looking at works from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection, students will become familiar with the stages of the Rock Cycle, and discover...

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Stop Animation 101

Stop Animation 101 is a 6-8 week interdisciplinary course that incorporates elements of filmmaking, digital photography, and creative writing...

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French Art

French art has been renowned throughout the centuries for its elegance and inventiveness. In this overview of French masterworks in the collection...

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Canine Companions

At our feet, on our laps, and at the door, dogs have been humankind’s companions for millennia. See how artists from ancient times to the present...

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German Art

Discover luxurious sacred items, manuscripts, armor, and prints all made by German artists and craftsmen. From medieval treasures to Meissen...

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Landscapes: East and West

Viewers east and west find deep resonance in centuries-old landscape representations of such elements as mist shrouded mountains, searing sunsets...

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Old Testament

Old Testament: Biblical Representations in the Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art Biblical themes have long been creative fodder for...

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New Testament

New Testament: Biblical Representations in the Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art Biblical themes have long been creative fodder for...

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Monuments Men: The Cleveland Connection

This program examines Cleveland’s connection to the “monuments men” by highlighting objects in the museum’s collection and museum staff members in...

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Cleveland Museum of Art Virtual Tour

Explore the architecture and galleries of the renowned Cleveland Museum of Art. This casual look at the collection includes recent installations of...

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International Perspective on Contemporary Art

Inspired by the theme of International Mindedness, a strand in International Baccalaureate school curriculum, the presentation begins with a study...

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Relief Printmaking: A Japanese/German Comparison

In this presentation on the history of relief printmaking participants examine the varied techniques and tools used by Western and Asian artists to...

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Repatriated Art

Repatriation is the process by which museums and other institutions transfer possession and control over human remains, sacred objects, and items...

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Studio Art Course

In this multi-session course, students will learn the elements of art, experiment with different art materials, and learn about different movements...

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Photography Course

This 6-8 week course on photography gives students the opportunity to explore various aspects of digital photography, using cameras or smart phones...

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Pysanky: The Art and Symbolism of Ukrainian Easter Eggs

Learn about the art of creating pysanky, and how they relate to other art forms from around the world.  Pysanky are Ukrainian Easter eggs decorated...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Arts/Cultural/Museum

Contact

Diane Cizek   DLBooking@clevelandart.org
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland OH 44106
2167072468
United States

http://www.clevelandart.org/dl

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Cleveland Museum of Art cover:

Social Studies/History
Fine Arts
Foreign/World Languages
Career Education
Language Arts/English
Sciences
Technology/Information Science

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

On 'Egyptomania: Daily Life'-"We absolutely loved it! The kids couldn't say enough about how much they liked it. We are looking forward to the others we have scheduled" (T. Vitantonio, Ohio)

On 'Impressionism'-"Great lesson and wonderful paintings!" (L. Taylor, Ohio)

On 'L'Art de l'Afrique'-"The presentation was great and the students were very enthusiastic. They were especially pleased that they understood the French easily." (J. Ebert, Texas)

On "The Art of Adornment"-"The instructor was excellent at creating a close rapport with the students. In addition, the variety of art pieces studied as well as the diverse activities, such as sketching and discussing collages, helped to keep the students interested." (K. Jackson, Texas)

On 'The Art of Adornment'-"What a fabulous conference your expert ran for my students! The art work you selected appealed to my seventh graders and it was targeted perfectly for their background knowledge and interests." (J. Turk, New York)

On 'The Art of Adornment'-"The presenter was phenomenal! She had the kids identifying aspects of each piece and how they were similar to and different from previously viewed pieces. I will be using the lesson every year! Spectacular job of helping me teach comparison and contrast!!!" (H. Pelphrey, Ohio)

 
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