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Recommended Websites

If you have a great art-related web resource for teachers, please send a link to studenttours@dia.org.

Art Babble

At ArtBabble, Museums post interviews with contemporary artists and show their work; great for high school students interested in exploring contemporary issues and understanding why artists do what they do.

Arts Edge

From the Kennedy Center for the Arts in Washington, D.C., Arts Edge includes an extensive list of lesson plans that link the visual arts with other subject areas.

Culture Ed

Developed by the Cultural Alliance for Southeastern Michigan, Culture Ed connects you to hundreds of arts education programs at more than 60 local cultural institutions.

Visual Thinking Strategies

Visual Thinking Strategies is a teaching method which enables students to develop aesthetic and language literacy in addition to developing critical thinking skills. This method is utilized by many leading museums nationwide, including The Detroit Institute of Arts.

NAEA

This website for the national professional organization provides news, resources and advocacy information for visual arts teachers.

The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Created by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History allows chronological, geographic, and thematic explorations of the history of art from around the world.

Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry Murals Multimedia Tour

This link connects you to a multimedia tour of Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry murals. The tour features photos and video of Rivera at work. Experts explain the imagery, its historical context, and Rivera's process. Appropriate for middle and high school students. (available in English and Spanish)