Students visit Art+History

A class of sixth grade students from the Wheeler School in Providence visited Art+History on Thursday, April 9 as part of the site visit and curriculum Place Explorations.  In small groups, students went on a scavenger hunt for some of the house’s most unusual details, such as the Zuber wallpaperCzarist table garnitures, and a Dutch leather butler’s screen.  Then students broke into two groups to learn more about the artworks featured in the exhibit.  

A student points out one of the whimsical objects in the Nightingale Brown House, the dolphin-legged table

A student points out one of the whimsical objects in the Nightingale Brown House, the dolphin-legged table

For Carla’s piece, students were asked to assume the identity of either artists, historians, or Brown family members and describe the artwork from that perspective.  Most students agreed the artwork was “funky”!  One student called it both random and arranged, saying the fate of the various photography studios seemed “random” but the elements of the artwork, such as the lamps, tables, and photographs were definitely “arranged.”  Students also debated whether photographs were always true.  Impressive, no?  

Three girls closely look at Keep the word vanishing until the end.

Three girls closely look at Keep the word vanishing until the end.

Students were asked to think about how the various pieces of Import/Export were made, how they were moved into the house, and how other objects at the Nightingale Brown House arrived here.  They then embodied those actions in the space of the rooms where the artwork is installed.

A student raises her hand while viewing pieces from Import/Export

A student raises her hand while viewing pieces from Import/Export

You can see more pictures of the visit here.  To book a visit, email artplushistory@yahoo.com and let us know your class size and students’ grade level.

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