Educator Resources & Guides

Photo of teachers participating in an in-gallery activity in a special exhibition
Teacher Workshop: Faith Ringgold—Art and Activism

NMWA’s educators’ guides are rich resources created to complement the museum’s special exhibitions.

Written for K–12 teachers, these guides include biographical information about artists and artworks, digital images, discussion questions, suggested classroom activities, and related standards of learning.

Educator’s Guide: Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea

This resource packet was developed in conjunction with the exhibition Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea, which is on view at NMWA from December 5, 2014–April 12, 2015, and the online exhibition A Global Icon: Mary in Context.

The guide contains:

  • 30 digital images 
  • Exhibition labels and thumbnail images for 60+ objects
  • Detailed fact sheets about six women artists
  • Suggested discussion exercises
  • Instructions for a bookmaking activity 
  • Glossary of selected material and technique terms 

view educator’s guide: Picturing Mary (pdf)

Educator’s Guide: Faith Ringgold

This resource packet was developed in conjunction with the exhibition American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s, which was on view at NMWA from June 21–November 10, 2013.

The guide contains:

  • Nine digital images
  • Information about the artist and artwork
  • Suggested discussion questions
  • Worksheet and classroom activities
  • Related standards of learning (Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia)
  • Glossary of selected art terms, movements, and historical moments
  • Civil Rights Era quotations that put the artwork in context

View Educator’s Guide: Faith Ringgold (pdf)

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