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Balance & Symmetry

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Design +2 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

Ask students to identify which type of balance is represented in each artwork:

  • Symmetrical balance
  • Radial balance
  • Asymmetrical balance

Copabananas

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Brooch PLAT 5C #2 CL

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Sidewall

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Star Ring

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Wheat Bottle

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Green Balance

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Balance, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Classic/Industrial Balance, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Balanced Arch, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Delicate Balance, (sculpture)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Alexander Calder Self-Portrait

National Portrait Gallery

(Birds)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Old Oaken Bucket

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

New York Skyline at Night

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Black Hills with Cedar

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Sunrise And Mountain

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Spring Landscape, (painting)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Patenta Multiplication Table

National Museum of American History