US Federal Resources and Lesson Plans - Arts
The Smithsonian's Museum of Asian Art, the Freer and Sackler Galleries, has images and descriptions from previous and current exhibitions. Possible resources for teachers include: Online Guides for Educators, Publications, and Scholarly Programs.
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The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and provides all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation. Teachers and students can research and apply for grants, and can easily download previous arts publications produced by the NEA.
Located in Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art serves the United States of America by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards. Resources and activities for Teachers, Teens, and Adults are readily available.
The Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery tells the history of America through individuals who have shaped America's culture. School and Teacher Programs are available. Teachers and students can also search and browse more than 100,000 portrait records.