Freer | Sackler

 

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery together form the Freer|Sackler, the Smithsonian’s museum of Asian art. Both are physically connected by an underground passageway and hold in trust the nation’s extraordinary collections of Asian art and of American art of the late nineteenth-century aesthetic movement.  Our mission is to encourage enjoyment and understanding of the arts of Asia and the cultures that produced them. We use works of art to inspire study and provoke thought. View the Freer|Sackler website and more information about their education programs.

 

AHFES at Cultural Institutions

PERSPECTIVES AROUND THE WORLD
Presented by: Freer | Sackler

What can works of art from around the world tell us about global issues? Students will examine works of art that communicate a universal concern, such as body image, conflict, politics, or peace. Students will investigate the world beyond themselves, articulate their views, and recognize the perspectives of others. Through close looking and reflection activities, they will unearth comparisons and contrasts across personal, local, global, and historic contexts.
Date: TBD
Time: 10:15 AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: Freer | Sackler
1050 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20560
(enter via Sackler Gallery)
Discipline: Humanities- Literary Arts, Humanities- Civics/ Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film
Curriculum Connections:  History and Geography, Civics/ Law
Grades: Grade 6-12
Maximum participants at one visit: 45 students per group

 "Perspectives Around the World "

 

LOOK AND DISCOVER
Presented by: Freer | Sackler, Smithsonian Institution

How can we learn to see more when looking at art? Students will explore the museum’s galleries and spend time looking closely at artworks depicting various styles and cultural traditions. They will have the opportunity to describe what they see and consider how culture as well as the elements of art—line, color, shape—principles of design— balance, emphasis, repetition—affect the message and interpretation of works of art.
Date: 10/31/17, 11/2/17, 11/7/17, 11/10/17, 11/16/17, 11/17/17, 11/21/17, 11/30/17, 12/1/17
Time: 10:15 AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20013-7012
Discipline:  Humanities- Literary Arts/ Civics/ Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, History and Geography
Grades: Grade 3-5
Maximum participants at one visit: 45 students per group

  for "Look and Discover"

 


Professional Development for Teachers

ARTFUL THINKING IN ACTION
Presented by: Freer | Sackler, Smithsonian Institution

How can teachers and students have a successful AHFES experience? Learn about expectations for your visit and what you can do to prepare. Practice reasoning, questioning, and investigation skills when examining works of art with visible thinking routines and other inquiry-based techniques. Leave with lessons and online resources to incorporate inquiry-based learning techniques before and after your Freer|Sackler visit.
Date: 10/28/17
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20013-7012
Curriculum Connections: Arts Learning- Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film, Humanities- Literary Arts
Grades: Teachers of Grade 3-5
Note: 25 teacher maximum

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INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL COMPETENCE
Presented by: Freer | Sackler

What can works of art from around the world tell us about global issues? Learn more about the 21st century skill of Global Competence and how it is incorporated into the Freer|Sackler's Perspectives around the World tour. Leave with lessons and online resources to incorporate inquiry-based learning techniques and Global Thinking Routines before and after your Freer|Sackler visit.
Date: 12/2/17
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2.5 hours
Location: Freer|Sackler
1050 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20560
(enter via Sackler Gallery)
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, History and Geography
Grades: Teachers of Grades 6-12
Note: 25 teacher maximum

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Future Lottery

Note: Events taking place April through the end of the school year will take place in the Spring Lottery (March 5).

AHFES at Cultural Institutions

STORIES IN ASIAN ART (Spring Lottery)
Presented by: Freer | Sackler, Smithsonian Institution

Meet clever animals, wishful children, or determined adults in traditional folktales or imaginative stories about Asia. Identify characters and settings and predict events and challenges within the story.  The adventures come to life through hands-on objects and activities.
Date: TBD
Time: 10:15 AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20013-7012
Discipline:  Literary Arts/ Humanities- Civics/ Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Visual Art
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, History and Geography
Grades: K-2
Maximum participants at one visit25 students per group
Note: Chaperones must assist with enforcing museum rules and managing the group. One chaperone is required per 10 students. 

"Stories in Asian Art" will be available in the Spring Lottery.

 

Professional Development for Teachers

STORIES IN ASIAN ART - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (to coincide with Spring lottery for field-trip)
Presented by: Freer | Sackler

How can teachers and students have a successful AHFES experience? Learn about expectations for your visit and what you can do to prepare. Experience a story, practice visible thinking routines when examining a work of art, and participate in a craft activity. Leave with lessons and online resources to incorporate inquiry-based learning techniques before and after your Freer|Sackler visit.
Date: 2/4/18
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2.5 hours
Location: Freer|Sackler
1050 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20560
(enter via Sackler Gallery)
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, History and Geography
Grades: Teachers of Grades K–12
Note: 25 teacher maximum

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