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Russ Marshall (American, born 1940). The Ford Rouge Plant/Neighborhood from Fort St. Overpass, 1995 (printed 2005). Gelatin silver print; 10 × 15 5/16 in. Gift of the artist, 2012.177.

Photovoice Project | Russ Marshall: Detroit Photographs, 1958–2008

Through a variety of experiences, students reflect on the role of art in capturing parts of themselves, their communities, and society as a whole. Using an examination of 50 years of photographs by Russ Marshall as inspiration, students create their own Photovoice Project with the intention of capturing a slice of their lives in this moment in time
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"'61 Pontiac Catalina vs. Aerodynamic Streamlined Sedan," 1959, William Porter, American; prismacolor on vellum. Collection of Bill and Patsy Porter.

Think Like an Engineer

In this STEAM lesson, students are immersed in a world of Transportation Design as they use the Design Thinking Process to create their own vehicle prototype out of everyday materials.
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Scene from "The Tale of Genji": from the chapter "The Maiden", between 1650 and 1700

Lessons from Asian Art: Material World

Through a variety of classroom and museum experiences, middle school students will apply their scientific inquiry skills to investigate different artistic mediums in order to discover how artists have applied various tools and technology in the transformation of raw materials into works of art. 
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"Mountain and River Landscape," 1711, Wang Yuanqi, Chinese; Ink and watercolor on paper.

Lessons from Asian Art: A Taste for the Three Perfections

Through classroom and museum experiences, middle school students will be able to describe the ways in which East Asian painting and calligraphy in various formats have evolved as records of time and conveyors of cultural values.
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Self Portrait II, 1938, Joan Miró, Spanish; oil on burlap

DIA At Home | Drawing Activities

Students call upon their own life experiences and imagination in these drawing activities as they explore what elements can be used to create a still life, portrait, and self-portrait.
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