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"Nightstand Portraits": A Burton Morris-inspired Activity

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Social Studies +1 Age Level Elementary (9 to 12 years old)
This teaching resource collection includes an activity, (created by the Heinz History Center's Education Manager, Mariruth Leftwich), highlighting Pittsburgh-native pop artist Burton Morris' "Nightstand Portraits" series as a springboard for students to create their own imaginary "Nightstand Portrait". This could be a portrait of themselves, a historical figure, or even an icebreaker activity for students to introduce each other to the rest of the class.

Flyknit Racer

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

10c John Peto "Old Scraps" single

National Postal Museum

Seinfeld's "Puffy Shirt"

National Museum of American History

Kurt Vonnegut Self-Portrait

National Portrait Gallery