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  • 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