Program 6: Where is Mona Lisa?

Time of program

1 hour

Program Description

One of the best things about traveling is visiting museums. Whether you are in Washington D.C. at a Smithsonian or in Assisi, Italy visiting St. Francis of Assisi's Church, museums change the way you view the world. The goal of this Internet Scavenger Hunt is for the teens to be exposed to a variety of artists and art forms, to locate art on the Internet, and find out where various works of art are on exhibit.

Distribute the Internet Scavenger Hunt form and let teens complete it using the Internet sites below. The first five teens to complete the scavenger hunt will receive a small prize. Place the name of everyone who tries to finish the activity sheet into a drawing.

Artcyclopedia: The Fine Art Search Engine


www.artcyclopedia.com

The Mother of All Art History Link Pages


www.umich.edu/~hartspc/histart/mother/

Preparation

Prepare an Internet Scavenger Hunt form.

Decorations

Display posters or art prints, or print a variety of artworks from the Internet and display them in the teen area. Develop a multiple choice form that asks teens to guess the names of the artwork on display. Use artwork other than the ones in the Internet Scavenger Hunt. Distribute the form to teens who visit your library during the week before the program to promote attendance.

Books to Display

  • Greatest Works of Art of Western Civilization by Thomas Hoving.
  • Sister Wendy: My Favorite Things: 75 Works of Art from Around the World by Sister Wendy Beckett.

Videos

  • How to Visit an Art Museum. (28:35 minutes)
  • Hermitage Masterpieces Vol.1-Vol. 6. (80 minutes each)
  • Louvre 200 Vol. 1-3. (59 minutes each)
  • A Tour of the Prado. (60 minutes)
  • Uffizi: Florence's Treasure House of Art: The Story of the Museum. (60 minutes)

Web Sites

There are so many great museum web sites through out the world! This list is to help teens find specific images when using the Internet.

Artcyclopedia: The Fine Art Search Engine
www.artcyclopedia.com
Search by name of artist, or name of artwork. Great Site! Or browse the database by art movement, medium, subject, nationality, or artist name.


The Mother of all Art History Link Pages
www.umich.edu/~hartspc/histart/mother/
The table of contents offers links to a variety of resources such as "A Sampling of Art History Departments," "Research Resources," "Image Collections and Online Art," and "A Sampling of Online Exhibits."

 



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