On Thursday, students in Grade 6 had the opportunity to visit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and see the Magritte exhibit.
René François Ghislain Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for creating a number of witty and thought-provoking images. Often depicting ordinary objects in an unusual context, his work is known for challenging observers’ preconditioned perceptions of reality.
Hamlin art teacher, Ms. Feldman put together an interactive Keynote that allowed our students to engage in profound learning as they experienced the artwork.
As part of the Keynote tour (with their iPads), girls did the following (among other activities):
Discuss with your partner:
-Explore the works in this room. What emotions are being expressed? Do you think that art needs to express emotions? Whose emotions does art express?
-Choose one piece of artwork to talk about. What do you think will happen next in this piece?
-With your partner, find a piece of art in this room to talk about and answer these questions: What is the story that you see in this work of art? What do you see in the work that tells you it is about this story?
To learn more about the exhibit, please visit: https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibitions-events/