Kreeger Museum

 The Kreeger Museum seeks is to enhance our visitor's understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, and music. View more information on their Member Feature Page.


Winter Programs

Seeing Shapes and Colors
Seeing Shapes and Colors is a curriculum developed by The Kreeger Museum to introduce students to two fundamental elements of composition, shape and colors. Students learn specific vocabulary to describe these elements of art and then apply their learning in their own exploration of shape and color. Materials required: paper, any drawing or painting medium with multiple colors.
Content Areas: Arts
Discipline: Artifact or Object Exploration, Visual Arts
Resource Type: Online or Printable Lesson Plan/ Study Guide
Learning Standards: ELA Standards (if paired with a written composition or verbal discussion with others)
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Hear Art, See Music
Hear Art / See Music is a multidisciplinary program that introduces students to two African masks in the Museum's permanent collection.  The students examine a Chi Wara headdress made by the Bamana people, and a Banda mask made by the Baga people and consider pattern, rhythm, and cultural traditions and practices as they explore animal symbolism in the masks and discuss when and how the masks were used in their respective communities. The students also participate in two hands-on activities: a djembe drum circle, led by a musician, and receive instructions for a mask-masking activity. 
Content Areas: Social Studies/ History/ Geography
Discipline: Visual Arts, Music/ Music Production
Resource Type: Filmed Guided Lesson Plan
Learning Standards: Common Core: Speaking and Listening (4-8), National Core: Responding and Creating, DCPS Social Studies: World Geography and Cultures (Grade 6), DCPS Arts: Interaction - Perceiving and Other (3 - 8), 
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Length: 35 minutes
Accessibility Measures: Adjustable Volume, Closed Captioning


Previous Lotteries

Fall Lottery

Events taking place from October through December will be available in the Fall Lottery opening on September 7th.

Hear Art / See Music
Presented by: The Kreeger Museum
Hear Art / See Music is a multidisciplinary program that introduces students to two African masks in the Museum's permanent collection. The students examine a Chi Wara headdress made by the Bamana people, and a Banda mask made by the Baga people and consider pattern, rhythm, and cultural traditions and practices as they explore animal symbolism in the masks and discuss when and how the masks were used in their respective communities. The students also participate in two hands-on activities: a djembe drum circle, led by a musician, and will receive instructions on how to complete a mask activity.
Date: TBD
Time: Asynchronous 
Length of Event: 30-50 Minutes (the length of time of this program varies based on the student and teacher)
Location: Virtual
Content Area: Arts
Medium: Visual Arts; Music/Music Production
Learning Standards: TBD
Grades: 4th - 7th
Ticket capacity: 75

Supplementary Materials: TBD

Spring Lottery 

Seeing Shapes and Colors
Presented by: The Kreeger Museum 

This program invites students to consider the ways paintings and sculptures communicate with the viewer through shapes and color. Learning new vocabulary with a focus on critical thinking and aesthetics, students explore works by Picasso, Monet, Kandinsky, and Albers (among others) before participating in their own artist-led, hands-on creative activity.
Date: 4/21/20, 4/22/20, 4/23/20, 5/05/20, 5/06/20, 5/07/20, 5/12/20, 5/13/20, 5/20/20, 5/21/20, 5/26/20, 5/27/20, 6/2/20, 6/3/20, 6/4/20
Time: 10:00 AM 
Length of Event: 1.5 hours
Location: The Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007
Discipline:  Visual Arts & Design
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, Science, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning
Grades: 3rd - 7th
Ticket capacity: 30 per date 

Supplementary Materials: Educator's Guide

The Making of Architecture
Presented by: The Kreeger Museum

Visiting students tour the Museum, discussing and evaluating the building's architecture. Then, under the guidance of a teaching artist, students participate in the workshop, where they are challenged to design and construct a model of their own: a new addition to the Kreeger Museum.
Date: 4/21/20, 4/22/20, 4/23/20, 5/05/20, 5/06/20, 5/07/20, 5/12/20, 5/13/20, 5/20/20, 5/21/20, 5/26/20, 5/27/20, 6/2/20, 6/3/20, 6/4/20
Time: 10:00 AM 
Length of Event: 1.5 hours
Location: The Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007
Discipline: Visual Arts & Design
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, Architecture/ Urban Studies, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning, Math
Grades: 5th - 8th
Ticket capacity: 30 per date 

Supplementary Materials: Educator's Guide


 

Winter Lottery

Programs occurring between October and December will be available for registration in the Fall Lottery beginning Monday, September 9th. 

Seeing Shapes and Colors
Presented by: The Kreeger Museum 

This program invites students to consider the ways paintings and sculptures communicate with the viewer through shapes and color. Learning new vocabulary with a focus on critical thinking and aesthetics, students explore works by Picasso, Monet, Kandinsky, and Albers (among others) before participating in their own artist-led, hands-on creative activity.
Date: 01/21/20, 01/22/2020, 01/23/2020. 02/04/2020, 02/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 02/25/2020, 02/26/2020, 02/27/2020, 03/03/2020, 03/04/2020, 03/05/2020
Time: 10:00 AM 
Length of Event: 1.5 hours
Location: The Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007
Discipline:  Visual Arts & Design
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, Science, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning
Grades: 4th - 7th
Ticket capacity: 30 per date 

Supplementary Materials: Educator's Guide

 

The Making of Architecture
Presented by: The Kreeger Museum

Visiting students tour the Museum, discussing and evaluating the building's architecture. Then, under the guidance of a teaching artist, students participate in the workshop, where they are challenged to design and construct a model of their own: a new addition to the Kreeger Museum.
Date: 01/21/20, 01/22/2020, 01/23/2020. 02/04/2020, 02/05/2020, 02/06/2020, 02/25/2020, 02/26/2020, 02/27/2020, 03/03/2020, 03/04/2020, 03/05/2020
Time: 10:00 AM 
Length of Event: 1.5 hours
Location: The Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007
Discipline: Visual Arts & Design
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, Architecture/ Urban Studies, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning, Math
Grades: 4th - 7th
Ticket capacity: 30 per date 

Supplementary Materials: Educator's Guide

 

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