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The following classroom lesson plans are for teachers who are planning a trip to the Museum. They examine objects and themes in the museum collection, and tie them to the Maine State Learning Results.
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Lesson: Claes Oldenburg

Claes Oldenburg is well known for his large scale sculptures and for being a leader in the Pop art movement. Oldenburg radically changed the size of ordinary objects and used unexpected materials in making them. Have you ever seen a spoon with a cherry the size of a three-story building? He made a sculpture like this to be used in the outside garden fountain in Minneapolis! Go to this lesson plan »

Lesson: Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe was born near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and died at the age of 98. As one of the few female painters to gain recognition in a field dominated by men, she played a major role in American art. Mostly known for her abstract paintings of flowers, rocks, shells and animal bones, the second retrospective of her work in 1946 at the Museum of Modern Art was the first for a woman artist. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, dedicated to her work, opened in 1997 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Go to this lesson plan »