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Art Museum Learning Resources

You can't beat seeing art in person, but these websites and apps offer the next best thing. From digitized collections to art history timelines to virtual tours of museums, these picks offer a full suite of resources for the art classroom.

Asian Art Museum Visit Website: http://education.asianart.org
Inventive lessons and activities integrate Asian history, art, and more
Grades Pre-K-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
MetKids Visit Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/metkids/
Whimsical, kid-friendly intro to the wide world of art
Grades 1-6
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
MoMA Art Lab Publisher: MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art
Interactive projects, cool prompts, and famous works inspire creation
Grades 1-8
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
Smithsonian Education Students Visit Website: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/students
Kid-friendly access to museum resources on wide range of topics
Grades 3-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 3
Color Uncovered Publisher: Exploratorium
Engaging ebook combines art with science in playful ways
Grades 5-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad
Common Sense Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
Faking It Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
What did we do before PhotoShop? How pre-digital images were altered
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
MoMA Publisher: MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art
Museum companion can stand alone as a modern art resource
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
Google Art Project
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Visit Website: http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project
Massive online global collection makes art accesible to all
Grades 7-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History Visit Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/
History and art intersect on the Met's vast, reading-centric site
Grades 9-12
Type Website
Price Free
Common Sense Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4