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Explore the Elements of Art!

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Arts +1 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This Learning Lab from the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will introduce you to the elements of art and provide a new means to engage with the museum's collection. 

This Learning Lab is meant to be used as you travel through the Visual Arts Gallery in the Culture Expressions exhibition on the fourth floor of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Learn more about the elements, or basic building blocks, of visual art using our collection of African American artists' works!

The guiding questions of this Learning Lab are

  • What are the elements of art?
  • How can we recognize the elements of art in different art works?
  • What can we learn by analyzing the elements of art?

If you are new to Learning Lab, visit https://learninglab.si.edu/help/getting-started to learn how to get started!

Urban Mask

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Blue Feather

National Museum of African American History and Culture

A Walk in Paradise Gardens

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Spring--Delightful Flower Bed

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Explore the Elements of Art!

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Ceremonial Object

National Museum of African American History and Culture

April 4

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Self-Portrait

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Self-Portrait

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Untitled (Green Landscape)

National Museum of African American History and Culture