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Stabiles

DIA At Home | Art-Making: Stabiles

Alexander Calder named his stationary construction “stabiles.” Let’s make a free-standing geometric sculpture inspired by Calder’s "Young Woman and Her Suitors," a giant stabile on the DIA lawn.
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Terra cotta busts of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, made in the 18th century by Jean-Antoine Houdon

The Impact of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington

Using Jean-Antoine Houdon’s portraits of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, students will explore the life stories of these figures to deepen their understanding of the importance of individual political and social contributions during the American Revolutionary period.
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Ofrendas from the 2017 Exhibition

Day of the Dead Comparison | Ofrendas Lesson 2

In this lesson students will explore the cultural celebration of Día de Muertos by visiting traditional ofrendas. 
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Examples of Ofrendas from 2017

The Act of Remembering | Ofrendas Lesson 1

In this lesson, students will explore, observe, analyze, interpret and respond to various Día de Muertos ofrendas, as well as other original and authentic sources.
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Young person sitting on the floor in front of Frederic Church's Cotopaxi

Social-Emotional Learning and Art – Scavenger Hunt

Students use this self-guided scavenger hunt to connect emotions to pieces of art in the DIA collection.
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