Online curriculum developed around the theme of inner worlds. The unit focuses on the work of eight artists and includes selected works, artist's biographical information, iconography or meaning of selected work, style characteristics, discussion questions, vocabulary, lesson activities and plans (written in student language), local student art, embedded discussion board, comment archives and New News focused on art and art education in Minnesota.
This unit is part of ArtsNet Minnesota, a collaborative online curriculum resource developed by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, and Minnesota Museum of American Art.
Students will understand how dreams, fantasies, and imaginings can be a rich source for subject and forms.
1. Arthur Dove, Gale, 1932, oil on canvas, 25 3/4 x 35 3/4 in., The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
2. Anthony Green, The Beautiful Dream, oil on canvas, 78 3/4 x 78 3/4 in., The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
3. Richard Hunt, Transformation Mask, 1993, cedar, pigment, cloth, string, and wood 13 X 12 in., The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
4. Cheryl Laemmle, The Outsiders, 1984, oil on canvas, 84 x 72 in., The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
5. Betye Saar, House of Ancient Memory, 1989, wood, paint, plastic, mirrors, embroidered fabric, feathers, metal, glass perfume bottles, painted and lacquered wood table, 61 x 19-3/4 x 13-1/4 in., Walker Art Center
6. Kay Sage, On the Contrary, 1952, oil on canvas, 35-1/2 x 27-3/4 in., Walker Art Center
7. Yves Tanguy, Through Birds, through Fire, but not through Glass, 1943, oil on canvas, 40 in. x 35 in., The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
8. Jane Tuckerman, Untitled, 1947, black and white photograph, 18 5/16 x 12 5/8 in., The Minneapolis Institute of Arts