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Running Fence

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Social Studies +3 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)
This teaching collection includes images and video of Running Fence, a work of installation art by Christo and Jean Claude. Included at the end is a lesson plan that engages students in analysis of Running Fence and details the steps for a student-designed installation art work at their school.

Learning goals include:
• Define installation art
• Analyze the process and results of the work of Jean-Claude and Christo to develop Running Fence
• Use the design process to develop a proposal for an installation art piece
• Use persuasive speaking skills to pitch your plan to the relevant stakeholders in your school community
• Plan and execute a piece of installation art on your school grounds, working cooperatively with a team

Interview with Christo

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Running Fence (Project for California)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Christo and Jeanne-Claude

National Portrait Gallery