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Depictions of Children

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Language Arts And English +2 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old)

Viewers will consider how images of children have changed over the past 300 years. Artwork selections include a large variety of individual and group portraits of both male and female sitters/subjects in a variety of styles for the purpose of analyzing the elements of portraiture (expression, pose, clothing, hairstyle, setting, objects, etc...) in order to help students gain a better understanding of social norms in the context of place and time. This collection was created in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery's 2018Learning to look Summer Teacher Institute.

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"Pollyanna"

National Portrait Gallery

Checker Players

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Untitled (Two Children Playing Checkers)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Kite Boy

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Brother and Sister (Hubert and Thérèse Blanchard)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

luggage with figure

tsongas_industrial_history_center

Portrait of a Boy Holding a Chicken [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Daniel Ward Portrait

Museum of Southern Decorative Arts

Portrait of Boy with Flageolet

National Museum of American History

Portrait of a Boy

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Head of a Child

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Indian Boy (Joe Archelita)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Saturday's Children [painting] / (photographed by Walter Rosenblum)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Landscape: children playing with a skipping-rope

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Portrait of a Youth

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Colombia, Barranquilla, portrait of boy

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Portrait of a Boy

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Portrait of a Girl

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Polly Ouldfield of Winyah

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Portrait of Adelia Ellender

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Child in Grey [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Edith Wharton

National Portrait Gallery

Portrait of a Girl

National Museum of American History

(Boy with Sugar Cane)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Boy in a Landscape

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Townsend Bradley Martin

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Young Moravian Girl

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Two Boys

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Li'L Sis

Smithsonian American Art Museum

May Flowers

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Double Portrait of the Artist in Time

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Child

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Infant in Altar IV

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Child in Rocker

Smithsonian American Art Museum

SOS Children's Village, Kinderdorf

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The Mabie Children

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Three Little Children

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Stephens Children

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Boy's Sunday Trip

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Children Dance

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Children's Play--Drop the Hankerchief

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Children's Dance

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Children by the Sea

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Rifka Telling a Story

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Mother And Child

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

George McClellan and Family

National Portrait Gallery

William Jervis Hough and Family

National Portrait Gallery

Ralph Izard

Michelle Zimmerman

Ralph Izard

Michelle Zimmerman

News Boy

Michelle Zimmerman

News Boy Text

Michelle Zimmerman

Sorting Activity

Sorting Activity

K-12 Visual Arts Standards

National Art Educator's Association

Ralph Izard and the Newsboy

Michelle Zimmerman

Ralph Izard and the Newsboy

Michelle Zimmerman