National Gallery of Art

The mission of the National Gallery of Art is to serve the United States of America in a national role by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards.



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This event will be available for registration in the Spring Lottery opening on March 4th. 

Every Picture Tells a Story
Presented by: National Gallery of Art

Paintings are more than just pictures in a frame—they are unfolding stories with multiple perspectives. During this tour, students will learn to "read" works of art by identifying characters, setting, and plot, and by imaginatively creating dialogues inspired by characters in the works of art.
Dates: 4/8, 4/15, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 6/3
Time: 12:30 PM
Length of Event: 75 minutes
Location: National Gallery of Art, West Building
6th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC
Discipline: Humanities: Literary Arts, Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning (continued), History/Geography
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Ticket capacity: 90 per date 

Supplementary Materials:

 for "Every Picture Tells A Story"

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Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940-1950
Presented by: National Gallery of Art

How did Gordon Parks, a pioneering African American photographer, use his works of art to represent inequities and injustices in mid 20th century America? Students will explore how Parks addresses racism, poverty and economic inequality in his photographs. During four tour stops in the galleries students will engage in discussion, small group work and a writing activity inspired by Parks’s powerful images.
Date: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14
Time: 10:30AM
Length of Event: 75 mins
Location: 6th and Constitution NW, Rotunda Building
Discipline: Humanities: Literary Arts, Humanities: Civics/ Social Studies, Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, Diversity, History/Geography
Grades: 6th-12th
Ticket Capacity: 60 per date.

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