American Art Family Gallery Guide
Family guide to the American Art collection at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
AMERICAN ART FAMILY GALLERY GUIDE e w e r A ? t e y there American Art Galleries 220 1 2 American 8 215 7 6 216 5 Go to Gallery 220 218 3 4 Located on Level 2 of the Nelson-Atkins building. All gallery numbers are located in the top corners of the marble door frames! 3 to new and faraway places. Use your imagination Prepare toP travel Ancient P32about what you and go on a creative art journey! Explore and think European would see, hear, smell and feel if you were really there! P7 European Des tio tina # n 1 Kirkwood Hall Gallery 220e Hall Sculptur Ross Eugene Braught Tschaikovskyâ€™s Sixth What do you feel when you look at this painting? Circle the words you think describe the painting. EXCITING LONELY QUIET BOLD PEACEFUL COLORFUL Add more words! What other words does the painting make you think of? 2 Gallery 220 Sven Birger SandzĂŠn The Great Peak Des tio tina # n 2 Look closely at the brush strokes in the painting. How would you describe them? Now, step back from the painting. Does it look different from farther away? i D e st ion nat #3 Gallery 218 George Wesley Bellows Pueblo Tesuque, No. 2 Look at the many types of buildings in the painting. How is each one shaped differently? What are the people doing? Draw a picture of a building in your city. What do people do in the building in your picture? 3 Gallery 218 Thomas Moran Grand Canyon De tion stina #4 Pretend that you’re a famous explorer! Imagine hiking down into a giant canyon like the one in the painting. What tools would you need to bring with you? What animals would you find? D e st ion inat #5 Gallery 216 William Merritt Chase Beach What do you see at the beach? Try to ﬁnd the items below in the painting. WIND BUCKET SUN WATER ROCKS SEASHELL OCEAN WAVES CLOUDS BOATS Can you ﬁnd them in the word search, too? Circle the words you find. F I S H R O A N L W A T E Q O G Z U B A E L Q J S U N I A D B O A T S C T X A Z R G I V A N E P D O L O A D G B T N S Z E R O C K S T O WA V B O A D U M S N S E A B L U I D G T E Q T N W U B U K H C R D N R E C L O A M S E A S H E D F O N B U C K E T V L 4 L L S J P Y A R Draw what you would see and do on your hike. Des tio tina # n 6 Gallery 216 Thomas Moran Venice Venice is a real city built on the water. The artist shows us how people get around in a city with no streets. Can you imagine a place where people ride in boats on water instead of in cars on streets? Do you see different types of boats in the painting? What kind of boat would you ride in? Draw it! 5 Mobile Guide #607 Check out a free iPod Touch to connect to our mobile guide. Or with your own smartphone, visit naguide.org for the application. Look for this symbol to listen and learn more. D e st ion inat #7 Gallery 216 Frederic Edwin Church Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives Do you see the camels in the painting? Even more than 100 years after this picture was painted, people still ride camels in Jerusalem as a great way to travel. In the desert a camel is a more reliable companion than a horse or a car! Draw yourself riding a camel. 6 Gallery 215 John Gadsby Chapman A Lazy Fisherman Youâ€™re probably tired after your adventure seeing the many landscapes that inspired great American painters. Take a break like the young fisherman in the painting and write a postcard to your friends about your trip to the American Art Galleries! D e st in n atio #8 Learn more about the paintings in this guide by following these links: #1: nelson-atkins.org/Tschaikovsky6 #2: nelson-atkins.org/GreatPeak #3: nelson-atkins.org/PuebloTesuque #4: nelson-atkins.org/GrandCanyon #5: nelson-atkins.org/Beach #6: nelson-atkins.org/Venice #7: nelson-atkins.org/Jerusalem #8: nelson-atkins.org/LazyFisherman 7 45th & Oak, Kansas City, Missouri nelson-atkins.org 816.751.1ART Learn more! Check out these books about American art and culture recommended by the Kansas City Public Library. Read Across America: Americana Books from East to West BEACHES For Younger Readers Wow! Ocean! by Robert Neubecker For Older Readers Beach Babe (Babymouse #3) by Jennifer L. Holm and Matt Holm WIDE OPEN SPACES For Younger Readers The Adventures of Granny Clearwater and Little Critter by Kimberly Willis Holt and Laura Huliska-Beith For Older Readers Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder you e Hop a had trip! d goo MOUNTAINS For Younger Readers The Mountain That Loved a Bird by Alice McLerran and Eric Carle For Older Readers Can You Survive Extreme Mountain Climbing?: An Interactive Survival Adventure by Matt Doeden THE SOUTHWEST For Younger Readers Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest by Gerald McDermott For Older Readers The Grand Canyon Burros That Broke (Field Trip Mysteries) by Steve Brezenoff and Marcos Calo Visit nelson-atkins.org for updates about art classes, performances and hands-on activities for families and children.