Modern Art and Ideas

The Museum of Modern Art provides this educators' guide to Dada and Surrealism. Featuring the works of such artists as Jean Arp, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, and Meret Oppenheim among others, the guide is ideal for art history and humanities classes.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members research and create presentations of the works of the featured artists
Classroom Considerations

The provided images would be difficult to reproduce for classroom viewing; however, all the featured works are readily available on the Internet

Pros

  • The fifth volume in the series, the guide provides a wealth of background information, scripted lessons, images, a glossary, and links to additional resources
Cons

  • The lesson relies heavily on the lecture format