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Perspectives on a Place: New York City

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Visual Arts +1 Age Levels Preschool (0 to 4 years old), 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 collection contains artworks showing distinctive perspectives on a place: New York City.

Possible activities:

  • Have students look through resources in this collection to identify as many different perspectives as they can.
  • Choose two or three for a focused comparison and contrast activity.
  • Have students create their own artistic representation of a place they know using these works as inspiration.

Adapt this collection, or create your own "Perspectives on a Place" collection and share it with us! Write to us on Twitter @SmithsonianLab. We created this for the NAEA national convention: #NAEA2017

Remember, you can add to your collections annotations such as hotspots or quiz questions . You can upload student work in your version.


New York Street Scene

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

New York Skyline

Smithsonian American Art Museum

New York City IV

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Study for "New York Interpreted: The Bridge"

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Miss Liberty Celebration

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Skating in Central Park

Smithsonian American Art Museum

New York Skyline, Nocturnal

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

New York Skyline at Night

Smithsonian American Art Museum

(Underpass--New York)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

City Sunlight

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Composition No. 2 Of New York City

Smithsonian American Art Museum

In Central Park, (painting)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Young New Yorker [drawing] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

United Airlines New York

National Air and Space Museum

From a Balcony, (painting)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

American Airlines New York New York

National Air and Space Museum

New York City/Statue of Liberty

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Streetlight Pole Design, New York City

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Streetlight Design, New York City: Street View

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

American Airlines to New York

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

New York City scene of smoke stacks

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

City, Thy Name Be Blessed

National Museum of American History

New York 17

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Lower Manhattan from Apartment in Brooklyn

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The City (Vision of New York)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Untitled (Three Kings Day Parade – leaving)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Times Square, New York City

Archives of American Art

Roof, 31 West 11th Street [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

City Symphony

National Museum of American History

3rd Avenue, Chatham Square, New York City

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Sidewalk Drawings [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Landscape- Out of the Bathroom Window [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum

FD-6: Flocking Diplomats New York: Locations, 1998-2005

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

FD-3: Flocking Diplomats New York: Same Time, Same Place

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

FD-1: Flocking Diplomats NYC 1999-2002 // Violations / Hour

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

FD-5: Flocking Diplomats New York: Time of Violation

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

FD-4: Flocking Diplomats New York: Same Place, Multiple Times

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

City Digits: Local Lotto

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum