5th Graders at the MFA

On March 14, the fifth grade class had the opportunity to visit the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

In preparation for the trip, students were introduced to works of art such as the paintings “George Washington Crossing the Delaware” by Thomas Sully and Portrait of Paul Revere by John Singleton Copley relating to the Revolutionary War period. Plus, Olmec Portrait Mask and Mayan ceramic vessels relating to the study of Mesoamerica. Students participated in discussions using Visual Thinking Strategies in the art studio and at the MFA. The guides were all impressed with the students’ background knowledge and communication skills! After the tour, students had a chance to explore the museum briefly, then went to the art studio to make their own clay vessels.