Modern Teacher Lessons

Modern Teacher Lessons
Each of these units provides historical context, contains lessons that may be used together or independently, includes a glossary, and has a list of ideas for further consideration. The following lessons include artists featured in Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters. These multi-disciplinary lessons are targeted to secondary teachers of art, history, and language arts. Find all of these lessons and many others on The Museum of Modern Art’s Modern Teachers page.

1893–1913: Fauvism and Expressionism
Lesson 3: Artists’ Journeys (Matisse)

1907–1914: Cubism and Futurism
Lesson 1: Painting Modern Life  (Picasso)
Lesson 2: Rise of the Modern World (Léger)

1914–1928: Early Abstraction
Lesson 1: New Visions of the World (Mondrian)

1913–1936: Dada and Surrealism
Lesson 1: Transforming Everyday Objects (Duchamp)
Lesson 4: Landscapes: Real and Imagined (Miró)

Art between the Wars
Lesson 1: Identity (Picasso)
Lesson 3: Action/Reaction: Art and Politics (Léger)

1950–1969: Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art
Lesson 1: Revolutions in Painting (Pollock)
Lesson 3: Transforming Everyday Objects (Warhol)
Lesson 4: Art and Politics (Johns, Warhol)

1961–2004: Artists among Nations
Lesson 2: Mapping National and Geographic Identity (Johns)

On Paper: Drawings in the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art
Lesson 1: Materials and Process (Bearden)

Artist’s Work/Artist’s Voice: Picasso
Lesson 1: Self-portrait of the Artist
Lesson 2: The Artist at Work
Lesson 3: Portraiture
Lesson 4: Painting Modern Life
Lesson 5: Art and War
Lesson 6: Innovations in Media