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James Bowdoin, 1746–47 Oil on Canvas Joseph Badger American, 1708–65 Founders Society Purchase, Gibbs-Williams Fund, DIA NO. 58.354

Picturing Identity: Exploring Portraiture at the DIA

Through exploration of portraiture and self-portraiture across time and cultures in the DIA’s collection, students will understand how artists use pose, symbolism, clothing, facial expression, objects and other details t...

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Native American headdress

Identity in the World: Looking at the Bigger Picture

Using this graphic organizer, students investigate how art can build an understanding of individual, group and world identity.

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Portrait painting

Individual Identity: Using Details as Clues

Help students capture descriptive details in their writing to make their thinking visible and find identities in art at the DIA.

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Photo of cases at DIA

Visual Literacy Using the Standards

Using essential questions from the new visual arts standards, this graphic organizer supports students as they explore the galleries and discover the standards in action.

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Dances, Arthur Bowen Davies

Math in Action!

Encourage students to explore their understanding of mathematical concepts by identifying real-world examples of math in works of art.

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